Cranberry

Vaccinium macrocarpon

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  • Flower name
    Cranberry
  • Scientific name
    Vaccinium macrocarpon
  • Aliascranberry, オオミツルコケモモ, American cranberry
  • Place of origincold regions of the Northern Hemisphere
  • Place of floweringSpecific area
  • Flowering seasonJuly

What is Cranberry

Cranberry (scientific name: Vaccinium macrocarpon) is an evergreen shrub and its fruit in the family Ericaceae. It is a generic name for V. oxycoccos, V. microcarpum, V. macrocarpon, etc., but in North America, mainly refers to the V. macrocarpon. It grows in acidic wetlands in the cold regions of the Northern Hemisphere.
In summer, the inflorescence is extended and several white to pink flowers bloom.
There are four petals, which are greatly warped outwards like Dogtooth violet(Erythronium japonicum) and a href = "https://www.flower-db.com/en/flower:513"> yclamen(Cyclamen persicum).
Small spherical fruit after the flower. Fruits can be eaten, but are sour and processed into jams and juices. In Europe and the United States, we eat with turkeys at Christmas.

Generic name: Cranberry, Scientific name: Vaccinium macrocarpon, also name: American cranberry, tree height: 10-20 cm, leaf length: 1 ~ 2 cm, leaf shape: oblong, leaf order: alternate, leaf margin: whole edge, flower color: white to light red, flowering period: July, number of petals: 4, flower diameter: 1-2 cm, fruit diameter : 1-2 cm, fruit shape: spherical, fruiting period: August-October.


  • Order
    Ericales
  • Family
    Ericaceae
  • Genus
    Vaccinium
  • Species
    V. macrocarpon
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Vase-shaped
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeevergreen shrub and its fruit
  • Flower colors Pink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 20.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 2.0 cm

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