Viburnum edule

Viburnum edule, the squashberry,[1] mooseberry,[1] moosewood viburnum,[2] highbush cranberry,[3] or lowbush cranberry[3] is a species of shrub native to Canada and the northern parts of the US.[4]

Viburnum edule fruit.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Adoxaceae
Genus: Viburnum
V. edule
Binomial name
Viburnum edule

The tart berries are eaten by various birds and mammals.[2] With the seeds removed, they are edible to humans as well.[5]


  1. ^ a b USDA GRIN Taxonomy, retrieved 9 April 2016
  2. ^ a b Whitney, Stephen (1985). Western Forests (The Audubon Society Nature Guides). New York: Knopf. p. 436. ISBN 0-394-73127-1.
  3. ^ a b Matthews, Robin F. "Viburnum edule". Fire Effects Information System. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  4. ^ USDA PLANTS database, retrieved 15 August 2015
  5. ^ Elias, Thomas S.; Dykeman, Peter A. (2009) [1982]. Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural Foods. New York: Sterling. p. 227. ISBN 978-1-4027-6715-9. OCLC 244766414.

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