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Empetrum eamesii ssp. atropurpureum

Empetrum eamesii Fernald & Wiegand ssp. atropurpureum (Fernald & Wiegand) D. Löve

Purple Crowberry

Empetraceae (Crowberry Family)

Synonym(s): Empetrum atropurpureum, Empetrum nigrum var. atropurpureum, Empetrum nigrum var. purpureum, Empetrum rubrum var. atropurpureum


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Inflorescence: Axillary
Fruit: Dark red to purple.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable


USA: ME , MI , MN , NH , NY , VT
Canada: NB , NS , PE
Native Habitat: Sand dunes, sometimes around bogs, and around rocks.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade

Additional resources

USDA: Find Empetrum eamesii ssp. atropurpureum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Empetrum eamesii ssp. atropurpureum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Empetrum eamesii ssp. atropurpureum


Record Modified: 2011-08-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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