vaccinium vitis-idaea

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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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I used Vaccinium vitis-idaea (pounds 6.99) because of its attractive berries and flowers.
25 One very common plant community in Finland's tundra is formed by dwarf birch (Betula nana), identified by its reddish leaves in the photo; cowberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea), shown with its red berries; and reindeer moss (Cladonia), seen in this photo taken in autumn.
We assumed that Rubus chamaemorus and Andromeda polifolia resemble Vaccinium vitis-idaea in having negligible secondary growth (Shaver 1986), and excluded those shrub species from our estimate.
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.
Our study suggests that tree islands and krummholz are creating safe sites for several plant species: moss, Vaccinium uliginosum, Andromeda polifolia, Salix lanata, and Vaccinium vitis-idaea near Churchill, and Vaccinium vitis-idaea and lichen in the Mealy Mountains.
Comments: Lingostem is a stem cell culture derived from the Vaccinium vitis-idaea (Lingonberry or cowberry).
Proportions of the family Ericaceae, heath vegetation, including Ledum decumbens, Cassiope tetragona, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, V.
and Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.), with an aboveground vascular NPP of 144 g[center dot][m.sup.-2][center dot][yr.sup.-1].
acaulis Rubus chamaemorus 34.2 28.9 Rumex arcticus 5.3 Rumex aquaticus Salix arbusculoides 15.8 13.2 Salix glauca 2.6 5.3 Salix myrtillifolia 60.5 39.5 Saussurea angustifolia 28.9 39.5 Selaginella sibirica 2.6 2.6 Tephroseris atropurpurea 18.4 Packera cymbalaria 7.9 Shepherdia canadensis 5.3 2.6 Solidago multiradiata Spiranthes romanzoffiana 5.3 7.9 Stellaria longipes 2.6 23.7 Tofieldia pusilla Vaccinium uliginosum 97.4 18.4 Vaccinium vitis-idaea 100 34.2 Zigadenus elegans Non-vascular species Bryophytes Acrocarpous mosses 2.6 (unidentified spp.) Aulacomnium acuminatum/palustre 73.7 21.1 Aulacomnium turgidum Bryum pseudotriquetrum 2.6 Bryum sp.
The abundance of Shepherdia canadensis and Vaccinium vitis-idaea had increased since 1987, and that of Equisetum arvense had decreased.
16.6 <0.001 nc nc ++ Ledum groenlandicum 21.2 <0.0001 -- -- -- Rubus chamaemorus 16.4 <0.001 nc nc -- Salix myritillifolia 13.4 <0.01 nc -- -- Saussurea angustifolia 24.9 <0.0001 0 0 0 Vaccinium uliginosum 33.6 <0.0001 -- -- -- Vaccinium vitis-idaea 45.4 <0.0001 -- -- -- Lightly Oiled ROW (38 quadrats) Nonvascular Species Moss spp.