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Vaccinium erythrocarpum (Southern mountain cranberry)
Brundage, Stephanie

Vaccinium erythrocarpum

Vaccinium erythrocarpum Michx.

Southern Mountain Cranberry, Mountain Blueberry, Bearberry, Dingleberry

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Synonym(s): Hugeria erythrocarpa, Oxycoccus erythrocarpus


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: To about 5 feet in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AL , GA , KY , NC , TN , VA , WV

National Wetland Indicator Status

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


Record Modified: 2017-08-03
Research By: JAM

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