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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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The fertilised grasses take a hold in the peat giving native plants, such as crowberry, bilberry and cotton grass, a chance to establish.
The surface of the bog is waterlogged in many places providing habitats for sphagnum mosses and other uncommon plants such as crowberry, cross-leaved heath and hare's-tail cotton grass.
The unusual conditions have given birth to a number of rare species of plants including carnivorous communities like butterwort and sundew and the rare crowberry shrub, which is more often found in uplands.
The incident happened in Crowberry Lane, Middleton, at 11.
He said: "The two climbers were roped together and were climbing Crowberry Ridge on the mountain when they fell around 400ft into a gully.
There is no evidence for any significant domesticated plant-food contribution to the diet, although the seeds of wild fruits, principally crowberry (Empetrum nigrum L.
Mr Henry added that the flail mowing would help shrubs such as bilberry, heather and crowberry to establish.
However, a decline in the intensity of military activities has led to overgrowth of open habitats, most notably dry sand heaths with heather (Calluna) and crowberry (Empetrum nigrum), which are nesting, foraging and/or mating sites for the black grouse (Tetrao tetrix), European nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus), European roller (Coracias garrulus), woodlark (Lullula arborea), tawny pipit (Anthus campestris) and other bird species.
Plants include ling heather, bilberry, bell heather, cross-leaved heath, crowberry, cranberry, cotton grasses and various mosses.
The trio were disturbed by the homeowner as they lifted lead flashing off the roof of a house in Crowberry Lane in the quiet village of Barton-under-Needwood, near Lichfield, at around 7am on May 26.
The two men were roped together when the accident happened in an area called Crowberry Gully.