Other common names:
Other scientific names:
Oxycoccus hagerupii, Oxycoccus oxycoccus, Oxycoccus quadripetalus, Vaccinium microcarpum
Heath Family (Ericaceae)
Sub-Shrub; Flowers and berries are in clusters at the ends of the branches. Fruit smaller.
Large Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) - larger overall: berries are bigger, leaves are larger.
Highbush Cranberry (Viburnum trilobum) - similar in name only. A large shrub.
Summer; Red/Pink; 4 parts (petals)
Alternate, Simple, Entire
Up to 15 cm (6 in); A very small, low-growing sub-shrub.
The berries are edible, although best if cooked first.
Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 128
Shrubs of Ontario: 409
Common in bogs.
Cranberry are actually tiny shrubs, although most people probably wouldn't think of them as such. They grow in bogs.
The main way to tell Large Cranberry and Small Cranberry apart is by the size of the berries.
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Ontario Trees and Shrubs
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