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Friday - September 27, 2013

From: Brookville, PA
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Plant Identification
Title: Wild cranberries in Pennsylvania
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

Where are wild cranberries located in northwest PA, near Brookville?

ANSWER:

There are two cranberry bushes native to Pennsylvania,

To find the actual locations within the counties you should probably visit parks, nature preserves and wilderness areas.   You could also contact the Pennsylvania Native Plant Society who might have suggestions for finding wild cranberries in the state.

 

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Cranberry
Vaccinium macrocarpon

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Vaccinium oxycoccos

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