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Pretty Groundcover with Red Berries ???

Posted by marbles_n_the_garden DownEast Maine, Zone (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 29, 13 at 10:03

I found this very pretty groundcover with red berries (almost like insulation inside: dry and the same texture--without the glass) growing in a sandy/gravelly area on the edge of a seldom used road. I cannot imagine the berries are edible with the texure they have (completely lack juice), but it is such a pretty groundcover that I'd like to know what it is. I may collect seed and grow it. It is NOT lingonberry, I know that plant; the leaves are rounder, etc. It has a somewhat similar appearance otherwise. Can anyone help? I have less that 20 pictures at photo bucket and I titled this one The Plant. not sure how to load pictures here. Sorry.

http://s619.photobucket.com/user/Robin282/media/Plant001.jpg.html


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RE: Pretty Groundcover with Red Berries ???

It looks like Gaultheria procumbens.

Here is a link that might be useful: Gaultheria


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RE: Pretty Groundcover with Red Berries ???

use the HTML code ... and the pix will show on preview.. and if you see it.. we will see it

ken


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RE: Pretty Groundcover with Red Berries ???

Leaves too small for Gaultheria - looks more like common bearberry, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi. Native to most coastal areas and across northern tier of states.

Here is a link that might be useful: bearberry/kinnikinnick


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RE: Pretty Groundcover with Red Berries ???

Thanks!


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RE: Pretty Groundcover with Red Berries ???

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sun, Sep 29, 13 at 15:41

Habitat description very typical for Actostaphylos uva-ursi.


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RE: Pretty Groundcover with Red Berries ???

Sounds like you got it with Bearberry (Actostaphylos uva-ursi)! I think I'll collect some seed, and plant some for the birds.


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RE: Pretty Groundcover with Red Berries ???

  • Posted by deejaus Temperate Aust. (My Page) on
    Mon, Oct 7, 13 at 17:29

Note the 'r' in Arctostaphylos.


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