Vaccinium scoparium Leiberg ex Coville
Grouse whortleberry, Grouseberry
Ericaceae (Heath Family)
USDA Symbol: VASC
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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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: None
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Vaccinium scoparium in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Vaccinium scoparium in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff