Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Vaccinium erythrocarpum Michaux. Bearberry, Highbush Cranberry, Mountain Cranberry. Phen: Late May-Jul; Aug-Sep. Hab: Rocky ridges, shrub or grassy balds, bogs, spruce-fir forests, usually at high elevations. Dist: A Southern and Central Appalachian endemic, V. erythrocarpum ranges from WV through VA to w. NC, e. and ec. TN, and ne. GA.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = C, F, G, K1, K3, RAB, Tn, Va, W, WV, Luteyn et al (1996), Uttal (1987), Vander Kloet (1988); = Hugeria erythrocarpa – S; = Vaccinium erythrocarpum ssp. erythrocarpum – FNA8

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