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evergreen alpine and arctic shrub of the genus Empetrum (or, sometimes, other related species), bearing black, red, or purple berrylike fruits. Some are cultivated in rock gardens. Crowberry is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Ericales, family Empetraceae.
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Andromeda polifoiia Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Calluna vulgaris + Empetrum nigrum + Ledum palustre + Vaccinium myrtillus + Vaccinium uliginosum + + Vaccinium vitis-ideae + Rhvnchospora alba Carex panacea Carex viridula Chenopodium spp.
The southern boundary of subzone B represents the northern limit of the hemiprostrate shrubs Cassiope tetragona and Empetrum nigrum, with upright growth forms but limited stature (Figs.
Subzone C is characterized by the presence of hemiprostrate dwarf-shrub vegetation with Cassiope tetragona, Vaccinium uliginosum, and Empetrum nigrum on mesic acidic substrates and the prostrate dwarf shrubs Salix arctica and Dryas integrifolia on nonacidic zonal sites (similar to subzone B) (Fig.