Connecticut Plants
Mountain Cranberry (Lingonberry)
Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.

Mountain cranberry is a common plant in northern regions of America, Europe, and Asia. In Connecticut, however, it is believed to be extirpated. The plant has red, edible berries that ripen in August or September.

  • Family: heath (Ericaceae)
  • Habitat: rocky and peaty places
  • Height: 2-7 inches
  • Flower size: 1/4 inch across
  • Flower color: pink
  • Flowering time: June to July
  • Origin: native
Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.
Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.
Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.