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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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