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Cloudberry

Rubus chamaemorus

Description:

Rhizomatous herb native to alpine and arctic tundra producing an amber-colored edible fruit formed by 5 to 25 drupelets. Leaves alternate, soft, handlike lobes on straight, branchless stalks. After pollination, the white (sometimes reddish-tipped) flowers form raspberry-sized berries. Each fruit is initially pale red, ripening into an amber color in early autumn.

Habitat:

Grows in arctic bogs, marshes and wet meadows and requires sunny exposures in acidic ground

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Nunavut, Canada

Spotted on Aug 28, 2013
Submitted on Nov 5, 2013

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