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Vaccinium vitis-idaea ssp. minus (Northern mountain cranberry)
Reveal, James L.

Vaccinium vitis-idaea ssp. minus

Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. ssp. minus (Lodd.) Hultén

Northern Mountain Cranberry

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Synonym(s): Vaccinium vitis-idaea var. minus, Vaccinium vitis-idaea var. punctatum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N), SPM (N)


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Pink


USA: AK , CT , MA , ME , MI , MN , NH , VT , WI
Canada: NB , NL , NS , ON , PE
Native Habitat: Bog/Fen

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Sand


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.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

USDA: Find Vaccinium vitis-idaea ssp. minus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Vaccinium vitis-idaea ssp. minus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Vaccinium vitis-idaea ssp. minus


Record Modified: 2019-12-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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