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Low-Bush Cranberry

Vaccinium vitis idaea

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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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