Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska south to California, east to Idaho, across Canada; from the upper Midwest to the Atlantic coast.
Habitat: Usually in sphagnum bogs.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Evergreen creeping shrub with glabrous to finely pubescent stems.
Leaves alternate, ovate to lanceolate, acute, 5-15 mm. long, deep green, shining on the upper surface, grayish beneath, strongly revolute.
Flowers 1-several, terminal or lateral on the stem; pedicels very slender, 2-4 cm. long, usually glabrous, with 2 tiny bractlets usually below mid-length; petals 4, distinct, deep pinkish, 5-8 mm. long, recurved; anthers with pore-bearing terminal tubes but without awns; ovary inferior.
Fruit a berry, deep red, 5-10 mm. broad.
PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Vaccinium oxycoccos in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.
WA Flora Checklist: Vaccinium oxycoccos checklist entry.
OregonFlora: Vaccinium oxycoccos information.
E-Flora BC: Vaccinium oxycoccos atlas page.
CalPhotos: Vaccinium oxycoccos photos.
USDA Plants: Vaccinium oxycoccos information.