[The Muskroot, Honeysuckle and Twinflower Families in Mt. Adams Country]

High-bush Cranberry, Squashberry

Viburnum edule

Synonyms: Viburnum opulus var. edule,Viburnum pauciflorum

Inflorescence and leaves of High-bush Cranberry, Squashberry: Viburnum edule (Synonyms: Viburnum opulus var. edule,Viburnum pauciflorum)

The photo above shows the tri-lobed, opposite leaves and inflorescence of high-bush cranberry as seen at Island Cabin Campground on the southeastern slopes of Mt. Adams..........June 18, 2006.

Inflorescence of High-bush Cranberry, Squashberry: Viburnum edule (Synonyms: Viburnum opulus var. edule,Viburnum pauciflorum)

The photo above shows a close-up of the inflorescence of high-bush cranberry as seen at Island Cabin Campground on the southeastern slopes of Mt. Adams.........June 18, 2006.

Twin berries of High-bush Cranberry, Squashberry: Viburnum edule (Synonyms: Viburnum opulus var. edule,Viburnum pauciflorum)

The photo above shows a close-up of a cluster of fruits of high-bush cranberry as seen at the junction of forest roads #23 and #8810 at the southwestern corner of Mt. Adams.........August 26, 2005.

Leaf of High-bush Cranberry, Squashberry: Viburnum edule (Synonyms: Viburnum opulus var. edule,Viburnum pauciflorum)

The photo above shows the upper leaf surface of high-bush cranberry as seen at Island Cabin Campground on the southeastern slopes of Mt. Adams........June 18, 2006.

Underside of the leaf of High-bush Cranberry, Squashberry: Viburnum edule (Synonyms: Viburnum opulus var. edule,Viburnum pauciflorum)

The photo above shows a close-up of the lower leaf surface of high-bush cranberry as seen at the junction of forest roads #23 and #8810 at the southwestern corner of Mt. Adams..........June 21, 2005. Note the small cluster of spent flowers. This species usually has fewer than 50 flowers per inflorescence.

Paul Slichter