Vaccinium vitis-idaea

Vaccinium vitis-idaea l.

  • Vaccinium vitis-idaea
  • Vaccinium vitis-idaea
  • Flower name
    Vaccinium vitis-idaea
  • Scientific name
    Vaccinium vitis-idaea l.
  • Alias苔桃, cowberry, フレップ
  • Place of originEurasia and North America
  • Place of floweringSub-alpine
  • Flowering seasonJune, July

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.


  • Order
    Ericales
  • Family
    Ericaceae
  • Genus
    Vaccinium
  • Species
    V.vitis-idaea
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Bell-shaped
  • Leaf type
    Oval
  • Edge of the leaf
    Entire
  • Life typeCold-resistant Evergreen broad-leaved small shrub
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 30.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.4 ~ 0.5 cm

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