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Gaultheria  hispidula (L.) Bigelow   
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FamilyERICACEAE
Genus species var.Gaultheria  hispidula (L.) Bigelow 
SynonymsVaccinium hispidulum L. (basionym)
 Chiogenes hispidula (L.) Torr. & A.Gray
 Gaultheria serpyllifolia Pursh
Territory
bogs, marshes
Altitude30-1400m
Description branchlets thin, appressed brown hirsute, leaves elliptic to obovate, entire, revolute, 4-10mm, flowers axillary, corolla campanulate, deeply 4-lobate, berry bright white
Size10-15cm
Colorpinkish, white
Bloomlate spring
Ca-
Typeprocumbent 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
BibliographyFlora of North America www.eFloras.org
USDA Plants Database plants.usda.gov
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