Vaccinium oxycoccos

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaEricaceaeVacciniumVaccinium oxycoccos

Ecology

A slender, trailing dwarf shrub found in bogs and on very wet heaths, usually creeping amongst Sphagnum. 0-760 m (Ben Macdui, S. Aberdeen), but the higher records may refer to V. microcarpum.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Boreal-montane element.

© P. Shannon

Broad Habitats

Bog

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 9

Reaction (Ellenberg): 2

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 1

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1229

Height (cm): 30

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Chamaephyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Extensively creeping and rooting at nodes

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 725

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 246

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: 0.28

Weighted Changed Factor: 15

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

19

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003918