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Low-Bush Cranberry

Vaccinium vitis idaea


A low, evergreen shrub with 3"-8" upright branches with many shiny, hard, oval leaves. The flowers vary from white to pink, are small and bell-shaped, and are clustered at the end of the branches.


Acidic soil, hummocks in bogs, woods and alpine slopes up to about 3500 foot elevation


The berries usually ripen in early September in Alaska.

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Alaska, USA

Spotted on Jun 18, 2011
Submitted on Jun 29, 2011

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