Viburnum edule

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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

Viburnum edule, the squashberry,[1] mooseberry,[1] Moosewood Viburnum,[2] pembina,[citation needed] pimbina,[citation needed] highbush cranberry,[citation needed] lowbush cranberry[citation needed] or moosomin[citation needed] in Cree language, is a small shrub species. It is native to Canada and the northern parts of the US.[3]

The tart berries are eaten by various birds and mammals.[2]


  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. ^ USDA PLANTS database, retrieved 15 August 2015

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