Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3896

Subshrub; Trailing woody vine
Perennial

Native (circumboreal, south in North America to WV)
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in bogs, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Berry

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Vaccinium oxycoccos   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium oxycoccos   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Oxycoccus palustris

GREATER THAN Oxycoccus ovalifolius

 

COMMON NAME:
Small Cranberry


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image of Vaccinium oxycoccos

L.L. (Chick) Gaddy    llg_vaccoxy

June?    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

Corolla strongly reflexed at anthesis, white to deep pink; filaments hairy, per Flora of North America.

image of Vaccinium oxycoccos

L.L. (Chick) Gaddy    llg_vaccoxy_b

June?    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

Pedicels 2-3cm, bracteolate or not; bracteoles 1-5, reddish, scalelike, per Flora of North America.