Squashberry - Viburnum edule
(see State Rank Reason below)
State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Viburnum edulis is a boreal species that occurs in northwest, north-central, and southwest (in vicinities of Yellowstone National Park and Beartooth Plateau) Montana. Although documented locations are scattered, the available information suggests that populations are stable with few, if any, threats. Current data on locations, population sizes, and threats are needed.
- Details on Status Ranking and Review
ScoreF - 20,000-200,000 sq km (~8,000-80,000 sq mi)
Area of Occupancy
ScoreD - 6-25 4-km2 grid cells
Number of Populations
ScoreC - 21 - 80
ScoreA - Very narrow. Specialist or community with key requirements scarce
ScoreD - Low
Stems spreading to erect, branched, 50–200 cm; twigs brown, glabrous. Leaves exstipulate; blades broadly ovate, mostly 3-lobed above, serrate, 3–10 cm long, sparsely hirsute, sunken-glandular beneath; lobes acute. Inflorescence 1–3 cm across. Flowers: corolla campanulate to rotate, deeply lobed, 2–3 mm long. Drupe red or orange, 7–10 mm long (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX
AK to NL south to OR, CO, MN and PA (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
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The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus pensylvanicus
and Bombus griseocollis
(Colla and Dumesh 2010).
- Literature Cited AboveLegend: View Online Publication
- Colla, S.R. and S. Dumesh. 2010. The bumble bees of southern Ontario: notes on natural history and distribution. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 141:39-68.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Additional ReferencesLegend: View Online Publication
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- Culver, D.R. 1994. Floristic analysis of the Centennial Region, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman. 199 pp.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2022. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants, Second Edition. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 779 p.