Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. subsp. minus (Lodd.) Hultén image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kitty Kohout
Family Ericaceae
Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. subsp. minus (Lodd.) Hultén
lingonberry, mountain cranberry, partridgeberry
Vaccinium: ancient Latin name for bilberry, origin obscure
vitis-idaea: grape of Mount Ida from Greek legend
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Status: Endangered
Plant: erect/drooping, perennial, 4"-8" tall shrub
Flower: white to pink, 4-parted, 3/8" long, bell-shaped, lobes divided almost to the middle; inflorescence with a few flowers in a cluster at the ends of the stems; blooms May-June
Fruit:red, edible, 1/3" berry with many seeds
Leaf:leathery, evergreen, mostly stalkless, oblong with both ends rounded, a few black dots below
Habitat: dry; bogs; in peaty, rocky soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. var. minus Lodd.
Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. var. punctatum Moench

         
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