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Vaccinium scoparium

Vaccinium scoparium Leiberg ex Coville

Grouse whortleberry, Grouseberry

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: VASC

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Grouseberry is a member of the heath family (family Ericaceae) which is widespread, especially on acid soils, with about 1500 species, mostly shrubs, sometimes trees; 15 native tree and many native shrub species in North America.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf: Green
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: CA , CO , ID , MT , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: None

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Vaccinium scoparium in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Vaccinium scoparium in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Vaccinium scoparium

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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