Low Bush Cranberry, known also as Lingonberry or cowberry, is a bushy plant that spreads by underground stems to form dense clonal colonies. Slender and brittle roots grow from the underground stems. Each stem is rounded and grows from 4 to 16" in height. The leaves grow alternately and are oval, 0.2-1.2" long, with a slightly wavy margin, and sometimes a notched tip. Flowers are bell-shaped, white to pale pink, and 0.1-0.3" long. The fruit is a red berry that is 0.2-0.4" across, with somewhat of an acidic taste that ripens in late summer to autumn. You'll find Low Bush Cranberries most commonly in alpine areas. Blooming Time: June and July.