Native Plant of the Month-
High Bush Cranberry
Viburnum opulus var. americanum)
This is a perennial woody that prefers moist soils, full sun or partial shade, and can grow 8-15 feet. It is common in moist woodlands or along shorelines, helping to stabilize soils. It blooms from May to June with clusters of white 5-petaled flowers that are large around the circumference of the cluster, and very small in the center. Leaves have three lobes and small teeth. They are dark green in the summer but turn brilliant shades of red in the fall. Their red berries are very popular with birds and other animals, including humans that make jam!