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Viburnum edule (Michx.) Raf.

15 photos.
Known as the "high-bush cranberry", "cramp bark", "mooseberry" and "squashberry" this plant bears
odiferous berries with flat seeds.  Species is equally at home in rocky, wooded hillsides and
wooded floodplains. The species is also referred to as "low-bush cranberry" although that name is
commonly used for Vaccinium vitis-idaea, the "lingonberry", in Alaska.  To make matters worse,
the lowland plant is a tall bush, while the highland plant tends to be a short bush.

ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 35261

1. Mid-June.  Upper stem, leaves, buds and blossoms.








2.  Mid-June.  Close-up of buds and leaves.

3.  Mid-June.  Close-up of bud-blossom cluster.

4.  Early September.  Mature berries
and leaves in fall color.  Note the
variation in the leaves.  Leaf on top of
similar "cranberry" leaf is a "red currant",
Ribes triste, leaf.

5.  Early September.  Many small bushes
among Populus tremuloides.

6.  May 28, 2009.   Budding cluster with a
background of olive-green leaves.  This shrub
looses its leaves in the fall.

7.  May 28, 2009.  New growth with buds
and blossoms.  Note the red bud scales and
the red bud which has not yet opened.

8.  May 28, 2009.  A terminal cyme with
blossoms and buds.

9.  May 28, 2009.  Similar to photo 8.

10.  June 4, 2009  A plant growing among
birch trees.

11.  June 4, 2009.  Alarge group of plants.

12.  July 12, 2009.  Ripening fruits with
leaves of various colors in the background.

13.  August 25, 2011.  A cluster of plants
in fall color.

14.  August 25, 2011.  A closer view of
one of the plants in photo 13.

15.  June 29, 2012.  A cluster og green




Photos 1-3 taken along Upper Bottom
Dollar Road.
65°  25.5' N,   144°  49.4' W
Elev. 2000 ft.

Photos 4 and 5 taken above the
left limit of Upper Bottom Dollar
65°  25.29' N,   144°  48.49' W
Elev. 1950 ft.

Photos 6-9 taken on the Hillside
north of swamp adjacent to west margin of
the lake south of 144 mile Steese Highway.
65° 35.56' N, 144° 36.99' W
Elev. 950 ft.

Photos 10 and 11 taken on the southwest
margin of a thaw lake south of
134 mile Steese Highway
65° 35.60' N, 144° 36.77' W
Elev. 900 ft.





Photo 12 taken above Circle
Hot Springs
65° 29.00' N, 144° 38.65' W
Elev. 950 ft.

Photos 13 and 14 taken along Circle
Hot Springs road between 1 mile and
2 mile.  Elevation 950 ft.

Photo 15 taken at the
museum in Central.
65° 34.3' N, 144° 48.6' W
Elev. 950 ft.