Cranberry
Vaccinium macrocarpon
Family: Ericaceae

Habitat:

Bogs, swamps, and pond margins

Location relative to water:

Rooted onshore

Range:

From Ontario and Quebec to Tennessee and North Carolina

Fruit:

  • Red berry
  • 1.0-1.5 cm wide (0.4-0.6 inches)
  • Ripens August-Sept

Flowers:

  • Pink or white
  • 1.0 cm wide (0.4 inches)
  • 4 lobes with black tips
  • Single or in clusters of 2-6

Leaves:

  • Oblong, oval
  • 0.5-1.5 cm long (0.2-0.6 inches) and 0.2-0.5 cm wide (0.1-0.2 inches)
  • Rounded or blunt tip
  • Pale underside
  • Margins flat or slightly rolled under
  • Petioles short to absent
 
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