Viburnum opulus L., Sp. Pl. 1: 268 268 1753. ;

by Gurcharan Singh & Narendra Joshi (Identified by Gurcharan Singh) (Inserted by J.M.Garg)


High cranberry, Snowball or European Craneberry, Cramp bark;




Viburnum opulus, the snowball or European Craneberry, cultivated in gardens in Kashmir
easily differentiated from similar looking Hydrange as in trilobed leaves, reduced calyx and 5-lobed corolla.

Viburnum Opulus (U. S. P.)—Viburnum Opulus.



Hydrangea arborescens from Pahalgam, Kashmir (15/06/2011 NSJ-02): Hydrangea arborescens from Pahalgam, Kashmir. Pl validate.
Photo taken in June 2011.

This is not Hydrangea arborea which has similar flower heads but the leaves are not lobed.
This is Viburnum opulus, snowball tree, Guelder-rose.

Viburnum opulus
for me too.  I think this is crane berry plant, which produces tasty fruits, which I have eaten in U.S. 



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