Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton image
Photographer: Robert R. Kowal           

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Caroline A. Creevey

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

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Robert R. Kowal

Robert R. Kowal

Janice Stiefel
Family Ericaceae
Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton
cranberry, large cranberry
Vaccinium: ancient Latin name for bilberry, origin obscure
macrocarpon: macros for "large;" carpon for "fruit"
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Status: Native
Plant: trailing, perennial shrub; stems very thin
Flower: white to pink, 4-parted, 1/3" long, deep lobes turning upward; 2 small, green bracts; inflorescence with 2-6 flowers in a cluster in the lower leaf axils; blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:red, tart, 1/2" berry with many seeds
Leaf:leathery, evergreen, mostly stalkless, oblong, tapering at both ends
Habitat: bogs
(Glossary)

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Oxycoccus macrocarpus (Aiton) Pers.

         
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