Viburnum edule (Michx.) Raf.
FamilyCaprifoliaceae — APG family: Adoxaceae
SynonymsViburnum pauciflorum La Pylaie, Viburnum acerifolium Bong., Viburnum opulus var. edule Michx.
Common namehigh bush cranberry
DescriptionStraggling to suberect shrub, up to 2.5 meters tall, with glabrous branches; leaves elliptic to suborbicular, shallowly 3-lobed, sharply toothed, commonly with pair of glands near junction with petiole; inflorescence dense; flowers uniform, perfect, milk-white, stamens included; fruit red or orange, 1-1.5 cm long, subglobose, acid, juicy, with large, flattened stone.
EcologyWoods, thickets, to at least 800 meters. Described from Canada.
UsesThe fruit is edible, and makes a good jam; should be picked not quite ripe.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.