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crowberry,

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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On its moorland the mix of heathers, bilberry and crowberry provide cover and food for red grouse, wheatear, skylark and ring ouzel.
Quercetin was found in all the berries such as bog whortleberry (158 mg/kg fresh weight), lingon berry (74 and 146 mg/kg), cranberry (83 and 121 mg/kg), chokeberry (89 mg/kg), sweet rowan (85 mg/kg), rowanberry (63 mg/kg), sea buckthorn berry (62 mg/kg) and crowberry (53 and 56 mg/kg) (80).
Table 1 Berries and Other Plants Harvested by the Teetl'it Gwich'in Tetlit Gwich'in English Latin Natl'at Cranberry/Lingonberry Vaccinium viti-idaea Jak na Dwarf Blueberry/ Vaccinium caespitosum Bog Bilberry Vaccinium uliginosum Nakal Cloudberry Rubus chamaemorus Nichih Rosehips Rosa acicularis Ts'iivii ch'ok Juniper Berries Juniperus communis Deetree jak Black Currant Ribes hudsonianum Nee'uu Red Currant Ribes triste Shis jak Red Bearberry Arctostaphylos rubra Dineech'uh Crowberry Empetrum nigrum
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Behind the dunes sea buckthorn (Hippophae rham-noides) and crowberry (Empetrum nigrum) shrub.
GR itself comprised mostly subalpine ground dominated by tallish vegetation, chiefly heather with some blaeberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) and crowberry (Empetrum nigrum).