The High Bush Cranberry is a straggling to erect shrub, 2-7'. tall, with smooth, leafy branches. The leaves are sometimes 3-lobed and always palmately veined. The bush has white flowers, which occur in dense, broad, flat-topped clusters on short branches. The fruit is yellow, becoming red or orange in late fall. It is a somewhat straggly shrub with opposite, 3-lobed leaves and sour, edible red berries. In the fall this plant takes center stage in the understory, adding a vivid splash of color and strangely pungent aroma to northern forests. Blooming Time: June to early July.
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