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Vaccinium (vitis-idaea)

Carol and Jerry Baskin
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0225

Family Scientific Name: Ericaceae
Family Common Name: Heath family
Scientific Name: Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.
Common Name: Lingonberry
Species Code: VACVIT
General Distribution: V. vitis-idaea is a circumboreal species found growing in wet to dry forests, bogs and tundra from low to high elevations. It ranges in North America from Alaska eat across Canada to Newfoundland and south to British Columbia, Minnesota and New Hampshire.
Propagation Goal: plants
Propagation Method: seed
ProductType: Container (plug)
Time To Grow: 0
Propagule Processing: Seeds exhibit physiological dormancy.
Pre-Planting Treatments: Seeds are placed in cold moist stratification for the duration of the winter.
Germination occurs at 18 to 28C. Germination is in the presence of light.
References: Ritchie, J. C. (1955(. Biological flora of the British Isles. Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. J. Ecol. 43, 701-708
Grime, J. P., Mason, G., Curtis, A. V., Rodman, J., Band, S. R., Mowforth, M. A. G., Neal, A. M. and Shaw, S. (1981). A comparative study of germination characteristics in a local flora. J. Ecol. 69, 1017-1059.
Baskin, C.J. and Baskin, J.M. Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography and Evolution in Dormancy and Germination, Academic Press, 1998. Chapter 10: A Geographical Perspective on Germination Ecology: Temperate and Arctic Zones, pages 331 to 458.


Baskin, Jerry M.. 2002. Propagation protocol for production of Container (plug) Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. plants University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://NativePlantNetwork.org (accessed 2020/09/18). US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Center for Reforestation, Nurseries, and Genetic Resources.

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