8 responses to “Vaccinium oxycoccos”

  1. Eike Jablonski

    What a nice picture of this plant, which is growing in nearby (from Luxembourg) Belgium “Haute Fagnes” in the “Moorlands” there, quite rare. Lying on a bed of Sphagnum is another good idea, I will try it next time, and hope to survice!
    Thanks, David.

  2. Wendy L Cutler

    We’re so lucky there are some people willing to endure sunshine and a bit of a breeze in sphagnum moss to capture these photographs for us.

  3. Trella

    LOVE this photo and flower! Definitely worth the belly crawl! Who knew what the cranberry flowers look like! I wonder if one could see the cultivated flowers down at the bogs on the Long Beach Penninsula?

  4. Susanne

    are those what are known as lingonberries?

  5. Ann Smreciu

    Hi Susanne
    I think lingonberries are Vaccinium vitis-idaea a close relative. Here in Alberta we are working with both species for inclusion in reclamation programs of oil sands disturbances.

  6. Therese Romer

    Oil sands reclamation !
    Any graphs of percentages ??
    Any effect on CO2 ?
    But, sure, let’s keep bog cranberries growing.

  7. Beth Carroll

    Another fantastic photo. Thank you.
    I am rereading the botanical mysteries by John Sherwood.
    If you haven’t read them, start with the first one – Green Trigger Fingers.

  8. Anna

    When I first saw the flower, I thought it must be a freaky variety of Dodecatheon.

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