|cranberry (Vaccinium spp.)||
cranberry (Vaccinium spp.; HEATH FAMILY [Ericaceae]) Tiny, trailing shrubs with ascending branches bearing tiny (<½") evergreen leaves. Nodding flowers pink or red, with what appear to be four recurved petals [actually corolla lobes]. Stamens converge to a point, forming a cone pointing forward and giving the whole flower a shooting star appearance. Fruit a disproportionately large (¼-½") acidic red berry. The two Wisconsin species differ in flower position and somewhat in size, and are found in acid bogs. Flowers from late spring to mid summer. 
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