Vaccinium vitis-idaea

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Basic information

Flower Name
Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Formal Name
Vaccinium vitis-idaea l.
Alias
cowberry
Habitat
Eurasia and North America
Morph
Cold-resistant Evergreen broad-leaved small shrub

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What is Vaccinium vitis-idaea

Vaccinium vitis-idaea,commonly called:Cowberry, Lingonberry, is a cold-resistant evergreen broad-leaved small shrub of the vaccinium genus native to North America and Eurasia. It grows wild (sub-) on the high mountains from the Hokkaido to Mainland. It lengthens rhizomes by the underground and increases the shares,but it does the ground height of the tree to about 10 cm at the height mountain. It has oval-shaped green leaves with shiny and hard, and palmately lobed, preceded by. Leaves stand out in all the central veins. Branch tip on racemes in the summer stretch, dense, white or pale pink flowers bloom. Flowers are split in four at the top of bell-shape. It makes small spherical sap fruits be in the autumn after the flower. When the fruit becomes ripe, it blushs. Fruits have strong acid taste and use it for omophagia and jam, juice, wine.

Common name:Vaccinium vitis-idaea, scientific name:Vaccinium vitis-idaea L., aka:cowberry, lingonberry, Habitat: Hokkaido-Honshu living environment: (sub) in the high mountains of sunny rock and gravel areas, living type: Hardy Evergreen small trees, height: 10-30 cm, with leaves, Evergreen, leaf quality: hard gloss of, leaf: oval, leaf arrangement: alternate, leaf: all edges, Veins: in flowers long:0.6cm concentrated on the branch tips of Central veins stand out, the flowers: racemes, flower, with the corolla shape: bell-shaped Tip 4 crack, color: white, light pink stamens number: flowering: June-July and ripen fruit shape: spherical, fruit: berries, fruit diameter:0.7~1cm, fruit color: red fruit: strong acidity of the fruit: saline, jam, juice, fruit wine.

Detailed information

Order
Ericales
Family
Ericaceae
Genus
Vaccinium
Species
V.vitis-idaea
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Campanulate
Leaf type
Elliptic
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Sub-high mountain
Color
Pink, White
Season
JunJul
Height
10 ~ 30 [cm]
Diameter
0.4 ~ 0.5

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