High Bush Cranberry

Viburnum edule
Caprifoliaceae/Honeysuckle Family

High Bush Cranberry grows in woods and alpine areas up to 2500'. It is an upright shrub up to 8' with smooth branches. The toothed leaves are 3-lobed like a maple-leaf. The small, white, tubular, 5-petaled flowers grow in clusters along the stems at the leaf nodes. The shiny red berries have a unusual odor. The berries are frequently confused with red currants which hang down in chains.

High Bush Cranberry Viburnum edule Arthur Chapman Flickr 3906262265 bb3e5176e6 w

Photo credit: Arthur Chapman, Flickr


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