Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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  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

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Flora of North America (off site)
Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. var. minus Lodd.
Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. var. punctatum Moench

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