My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“This work is my ministry,” she says, “and I've been placed on our Earth for this reason. Helping the poor is one of the areas that gives my life great meaning.”
Photographer Jill Booth Macdonell '57

175th Celebration

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Small Cranberry Vaccinium oxycoccus
Heath Ericaceae family

Leaves: Small, atlernate, glossy and pointed with pale undersides. The margins of the leaves are rolled inward.

Pale pink flowers with four petal-like lobes and two bracts along the flower stalk. Flowers May-July.

Form/habitat: These tiny plants are often missed unless you are looking very carefully - the entire plant only rises up to 3" off the bog mat. This is a trailing plant with ascending branches, found in cold bogs.

Fruit: Red berries that are spotted when young. The berries seem huge in comparison to the plant.

NWI Status: OBL

Text by Thad Soule for CES301.





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