vaccinium vitis-idaea

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Related to vaccinium vitis-idaea: mountain cranberry, lingonberry, lowbush cranberry, cowberry
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A short evergreen shrub with sour red berries., up to 16 inches high (40cm) Alternate oval leaves, bell-shaped white-pink flowers. Grows in cold areas. Extremely tolerant plant, can handle up to 40 below. Very high in vitamin C and beta carotene. SImply putting berries in glass of water was used to treat scurvy. Tea used for urinary tract infections, uro-gential issues, breast cancer, diabetes, diarrhea, rheumatism.
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However, Betula nana, the overstory deciduous shrub, responded positively to the greenhouse treatment while Vaccinium vitis-idaea, the understory evergreen shrub, responded negatively to the treatment.
For the rhizomatous species Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, and Deschampsia flexuosa, we calculated the mean depth for emerging shoots.
INCI: Water, glycerin, vaccinium vitis-idaea fruit extract, xanthan gum, sodium benzoate, gluconolactone, calcium gluconate
Comments: Lingostem is a stem cell culture derived from the Vaccinium vitis-idaea (Lingonberry or cowberry).
Heath tundra is vegetated primarily by Carex membranacea, Ledum decumbens, Cassiope tetragona, Arctostaphylos alpina, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Empetrum nigrum, and Salix reticulata.
The abundance of Shepherdia canadensis and Vaccinium vitis-idaea had increased since 1987, and that of Equisetum arvense had decreased.