Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Vaccinium oxycoccos L. image
Photographer: Derek Anderson           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Hugh H. Iltis

Linda W. Curtis

Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann

Stephen L. Solheim
Family Ericaceae
Vaccinium oxycoccos L.
small cranberry
Vaccinium: ancient Latin name for bilberry, origin obscure
oxycoccos: old Latin name for "acid-berry"
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Status: Native
Plant: creeping, perennial, 2"-6" tall shrub
Flower: pink, 4-parted, 1/4" long, lobes deeply parted and turning upward; 2 small, red bracts; inflorescence with 1-4 flowers in a cluster from the upper leaf axils; blooms June-July
Fruit:red berry with many seeds
Leaf:evergreen, elliptical to oval, tapering at both ends, edges not toothed
Habitat: wet; bogs; in sandy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Oxycoccus hagerupii A.Löve & D.Löve
Oxycoccus intermedius (A.Gray) Rydb.
Oxycoccus microcarpus Turcz. ex Rupr.
Oxycoccus ovalifolius (Michx.) Porsild
Oxycoccus oxycoccos (L.) MacMill.
Oxycoccus oxycoccos (L.) Adolphi
Oxycoccus palustris Pers.
Oxycoccus palustris Pers. subsp. microphyllus (Lange) A.Löve & D.Löve
Oxycoccus palustris Pers. var. intermedius (A.Gray) T.J.Howell
Oxycoccus palustris Pers. var. ovalifolius (Michx.) Seym.
Oxycoccus quadripetalus Gilib.
Oxycoccus quadripetalus Gilib. var. microphyllus (Lange) Porsild
Vaccinium microcarpos (Turcz. ex Rupr.) Schmalh.
Vaccinium microphyllum (Lange) Hagerup ex A.Löve
Vaccinium oxycoccos L. var. intermedium A.Gray
Vaccinium oxycoccos L. var. microphyllum (Lange) J.Rousseau & Raymond
Vaccinium oxycoccos L. var. ovalifolium Michx.
Vaccinium uliginosum L. var. microphyllum Lange

         
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