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CRANBERRY Vaccinium oxycoccos (Ericaceae) Height to 12cm. Creeping, evergreen undershrub with slender, trailing and wiry stems. Associated with permanently inundated peat bogs. FLOWERS are 8-10mm and distinctive, recalling miniature Fuchsia flowers; they are pink with reflexed petals and protruding stamens (May-Jul). FRUITS are bright red berries. LEAVES are dark green and narrow, with inrolled margins. STATUS-Locally common only in N Wales, N England and E Ireland.
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CRANBERRY Vaccinium oxycoccos (Ericaceae) Height to 12cm. Creeping, evergreen undershrub with slender, trailing and wiry stems. Associated with permanently inundated peat bogs. FLOWERS are 8-10mm and distinctive, recalling miniature Fuchsia flowers; they are pink with reflexed petals and protruding stamens (May-Jul). FRUITS are bright red berries. LEAVES are dark green and narrow, with inrolled margins. STATUS-Locally common only in N Wales, N England and E Ireland.

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Date: 11 Jun 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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