Viburnum opulus L.
Common Name: EUROPEAN HIGHBUSH-CRANBERRY, GUELDER-ROSE
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Ad Shrub

Viburnum opulus B. S. Walters

Introduced from Europe into dry roadsides, ditch banks, fields, thickets, and edges of forests; often near habitation and first collected in 1926 in Houghton Co.

Often cultivated, including a cultivar with all the flowers enlarged and sterile (“Snowball Bush”), this only rarely escaped. The ripe fruit is red and about the size of a small cranberry, but said to be more bitter than V. trilobum. See discussion under V. trilobum.

Locations

Alcona County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gladwin County
Gogebic County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
Roscommon County
Tuscola County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 18, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=19.