I’m on vacation, so only a short written accompaniment today. – Daniel
The emerging leaves of leatherleaf viburnum are covered in a dense coat of hairs. As the leaves expand to their mature size, the hairs continue to be distributed over the entire surface of the leaf (though not as densely). For many people, these hairs can be a skin irritant. For more on this Eurasian plant (including other photographs), visit the Missouri Plants site where Dan Tenaglia writes about Viburnum rhytidophyllum.