Plant ID forum: Possibly Viburnum trilobum; Not sure

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KelcyMM
Aug 11, 2017 6:28 PM CST
I think these could possibly be Highbush cranberry (Viburnum trilobum) bushes, but I'm not sure. This is in Southern Utah

Thanks kindly for any help identifying these




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Name: Susan
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Muddy1
Aug 11, 2017 7:46 PM CST
Welcome!
That looks like a very good possibility to me; hopefully someone else will confirm.
That's a wonderful photo of the berries.
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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ViburnumValley
Aug 12, 2017 8:21 AM CST
This plant could be Viburnum trilobum, or its close allied species Viburnum opulus or Viburnum sargentii. These northern hemisphere viburnums are so similar, they are sometimes listed as variants or forma of V. opulus: one from North America, one from Europe, and one from Asia.

If you posted some other images of this plant, that would be helpful. This photo is close enough to taste the fruit, but not far enough back to make out a single leaf or other features.

Show the whole plant, then leaves and leaf arrangement on stems, etc. In particular, take some closeups of the leaf petioles (the "stem" that attaches the leaf to the branch) because that is where one of the key ID features of this group of plants is located.
John

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KelcyMM
Aug 14, 2017 12:39 PM CST
Thank you @Muddy1 and @ViburnumValley !!
I know it's vain to refrain from posting a picture just because it didn't hit my "good photography" standard - but I am kind of silly/vain . . But I will get over myself, haha - and post the other picture I took (which still didn't hit all the helpful identifying marks you mentioned) but is slightly probably better for identification purposes -

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Thanks all again

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plantladylin
Aug 14, 2017 3:24 PM CST
It sure looks like a good match for American Cranberrybush Viburnum (Viburnum opulus var. americanum) (Synonym Viburnum trilobum)
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