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Connecticut Plants
Large Cranberry
Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.

Our region has two species of cranberry: large and small. Large cranberry is the familiar cranberry grown commercially and used in cooking. See the small cranberry page for information on distinguishing the two species.

  • Family: heath (Ericaceae)
  • Habitat: bogs
  • Height: 4-8 inches
  • Flower size: 1/2 inch long
  • Flower color: pale pink or white
  • Flowering time: June to August
  • Origin: native
Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.
Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.
Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.
Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.