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Low-bush cranberry

Vaccinium vitis-idaea

Description:

Vaccinium vitis-idaea (lingonberry or cowberry) is a short evergreen shrub in the heath family that bears edible fruit, native to boreal forest and Arctic tundra throughout the Northern Hemisphere from Eurasia to North America. In the past it was seldom cultivated, but fruit was commonly collected in the wild. Recently, commercial cultivation has begun in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.[1]

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2 Comments

Very pretty :)

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Beautiful! I spotted the high bush cranberry, didn't know there was also a low bush, but I guess it only makes sense.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/748...

Robb Hannawacker
Spotted by
Robb Hannawacker

Alaska, USA

Spotted on Jun 15, 2009
Submitted on Jun 10, 2013

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