Listed below are a few differences in these plants.


Viburnum edule

V. o. var. americanum
(V. trilobum)

  Leaf margin   

dentate to serrate


coarsely dentate

  Petiole glands   

mostly lacking, teeth near base bear glands


with small glands


all bisexual, white, in small clusters (1-2.5 cm)


large clusters (7-10 cm wide), fertile flowers surrounded by a few large, showy, sterile flowers


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