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Large cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) discovered by Marcel Roy (#747)

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Sighting Info

Observed: March 6, 2012 @ 11:00 AM
Posted on: March 6, 2012 @ 8:45 PM (diff: 0 days)
Comments:
CRANBERRY (Vaccinium macrocarpon ) - Cranberries are low, creeping shrubs or vines up to 2 metres (7 ft) long and 5 to 20 centimetres (2 to 8 in) in height; they have slender, wiry stems that are not thickly woody and have small evergreen leaves. The flowers are dark pink, with very distinct reflexed petals, leaving the style and stamens fully exposed and pointing forward. They are pollinated by bees. The fruit is a berry that is larger than the leaves of the plant; it is initially white, but turns a deep red when fully ripe. It is edible, with an acidic taste that can overwhelm its sweetness.

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