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Empetrum eamesii ssp. eamesii

Empetrum eamesii Fernald & Wiegand ssp. eamesii

Purple Crowberry, Crowberry

Empetraceae (Crowberry Family)



USDA Native Status: CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Fruit: Drupes pink or red.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


Canada: NL , QC
Native Habitat: Sand dunes, acidic coastal rock barrens and alpine heath.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-02-10
Research By: CBR

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