from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of gamopetalous plants of the order Vacciniaceæ and the tribe Euvaccinieæ, known by its eight bluntawnless anthers, four-celled berries, and deeply or completely four-parted revolute corolla; the cranberry.
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Other typical wetland plants include various sedges, like bottle sedge Carex rostrata, white sedge C. canescens, common bog-sedge C. limosa, tall bog-sedge C. magellanica, marsh cinquefoil Potentilla palustris, common cotton-grass Eriophorum angustifolium, bogbean Menyanthes trifoliata, and cranberry Vaccinium oxycoccus.
Low altitude wetter areas such as Sphagnum bogs support Sphagnum moss with cranberry Vaccinium oxycoccus, bilberries and cloudberries.
The European cranberry, V. oxycoccus, has a stronger and more grassy, herbaceous flavor than the American species.
Cranberry Vaccinium macrocarpon or V. oxycoccus is effective in preventing urinary tract infections.
1 The species from the mouth of the Columbia northward is Vaccinium oxycoccus intermedium, Gray.