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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales
Section: Oxycoccus

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Vaccinium macrocarpon   FAMILY Ericaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium macrocarpon   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Vaccinium macrocarpon

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular flora of Illinois (Mohlenbrock, 2014)
Oxycoccus microcarpon

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-19-014:
Vaccinium macrocarpon   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Oxycoccus macrocarpus

 

COMMON NAME:
Cranberry, Large Cranberry


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image of Vaccinium macrocarpon, Cranberry, Large Cranberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_oxma6_001_lvd

        

image of Vaccinium macrocarpon, Cranberry, Large Cranberry

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvmacrocarpon_invsh1

June        

Flowers solitary, axillary on old growth; each pedicel with 2 bracts, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Vaccinium macrocarpon, Cranberry, Large Cranberry

JK Marlow    jkm060710_172

July    Tucker County    WV

Monongahela National Forest

image of Vaccinium macrocarpon, Cranberry, Large Cranberry

Penny Longhurst    pen_20200713_093714

July    Haywood County    NC

White to pink pendulous flowers with 4 reflexed petals [note inferior ovary], per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

image of Vaccinium macrocarpon, Cranberry, Large Cranberry

Penny Longhurst    pen_20200713_093738

July    Haywood County    NC

image of Vaccinium macrocarpon, Cranberry, Large Cranberry

Penny Longhurst    pen_20200713_093744

July    Haywood County    NC

Leaves evergreen, mostly 1/2" or less long, rounded at tip, whitish below, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Vaccinium macrocarpon, Cranberry, Large Cranberry

Penny Longhurst    pen_20200713_093759

July    Haywood County    NC

image of Vaccinium macrocarpon, Cranberry, Large Cranberry

Penny Longhurst    pen_20200713_093808

July    Haywood County    NC

image of Vaccinium macrocarpon, Cranberry, Large Cranberry

Penny Longhurst    pen_20200713_093942

July    Haywood County    NC

image of Vaccinium macrocarpon, Cranberry, Large Cranberry

Penny Longhurst    pen_20200713_094106

July    Haywood County    NC

A shade-intolerant species, cranberry grows in open, poorly drained, acidic soils, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

image of Vaccinium macrocarpon, Cranberry, Large Cranberry

Penny Longhurst    pen_20220726_113606

July    Haywood County    NC

image of Vaccinium macrocarpon, Cranberry, Large Cranberry

JK Marlow    jkm130906_991

September    Hancock County    ME

image of Vaccinium macrocarpon, Cranberry, Large Cranberry

JK Marlow    jkm130906_996

September    Hancock County    ME

The same edible cranberry that's raised commercially in artificial bogs, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Vaccinium macrocarpon, Cranberry, Large Cranberry

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvmacrocarpon_sb

Month Unknown        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Vaccinium macrocarpon   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium macrocarpon   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Vaccinium macrocarpon

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular flora of Illinois (Mohlenbrock, 2014)
Oxycoccus microcarpon

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-19-014:
Vaccinium macrocarpon   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Oxycoccus macrocarpus

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1585

Subshrub; Trailing woody vine
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Rare

Habitat: mountain bogs, low pocosins with deep peat, interdunal swales, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White to pink
Bisexual
4-lobed calyx
4-lobed corolla
8 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red to pink
Berry

 

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