The wayfarer (Viburnum lantana) belongs to the Caprifoliaceae (the Honeysuckle family). It is a small decidous tree that is native to central, southern and western Europe, northwest Africa, and southwestern Asia. This tree grows along waysides, and up to a height of 4-5 m. The leaves are opposite, ovate to lanceolate, with finely serrated margins. They are densely downy on the underside, less so on the upper surface. The small creamy-white bloom in dense cymes in early summer. The fruit is an oblong drupe, green at first, turning red, then finally black at full maturity, and contains a single seed.