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Grouse Whortleberry - Vaccinium scoparium


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Dwarf shrubs to ca. 20 cm. Stems slender, branching angle narrow, erect-ascending, broomlike, those 2–3 yr old green, sharply angled. Leaves to 15 mm long; blades elliptic to narrowly ovate. Flowers urn-shaped, to ca. 3 mm long, longer than wide, white-tinged with pink. Berry bright, tomato-red, to ca. 4 mm broad (Stickney in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC, AB south to CA, NV, UT, NM and SD (Stickney in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX) .

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 262

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References
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    • Forcella, F. 1977. Flora, chorology, biomass and productivity of the Pinus albicaulis-Vaccinium scoparium association. M.S. thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman. 99 pp.
    • Forcella, F., and T. Weaver. 1979. Food production in the Pinus albicaulis/Vaccinium scoparium association. Montana Acad. Sci. Proc. 39:73-80.
    • Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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