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Vaccinium  oxycoccos L.   
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FamilyERICACEAE
Genus species var.Vaccinium  oxycoccos L. 
SynonymsOxycoccus palustris Pers.
 Oxycoccus quadripetalus Schinz. & Thell.
 Oxycoccus vulgaris Hill
Territory
bogs, marshes
Altitude0-2000m
Description leaves dark green, oblong or ovate, 5-11mm, coriaceous, glabrous, revolute, entire, acute, flowers in umbellate raceme, tetramerous, glabrous
Size5-30cm
Colorpurple
Bloomearly summer
Ca-
Typedecumbent shrub
Cultivationvery moist to boggy, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, humous, sandy soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed in spring, uncovered, germ. 3-6 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer and fall; layering in spring
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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