Jul. 8, 2021

small cranberry, Vaccinium oxycoccos

The small part of small cranberries is just about everything except the berries. The berries are what you would expect. The plants creep along, never reaching more than a few inches high. Small leaves, small flowers, but pretty to see growing in their usual bunches. On this occasion near the Lake Huron shore, the flowers were just past prime, and were such a jumble it was hard to isolate good ones for a shot. So I guess this captures their every-which-way character. Small cranberries grow around the world in cool northern climates. With us they are in AK, CT, ID, IL, IN(T), MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, through Canada, and on GL and SPM. Mackinac Co MI, 6/19/21. Heath family, Ericaceae.