What plant is that?

   BearBerry  Bearberry berries
Photo credits: © Francis R. Underwood 2013

The mystery plant for June is a low, creeping shrub with evergreen leaves.
The flowers are white and tinged with pink. The fruit is a red, dry, mealy berry which is about twice the size of a cranberry. It flowers in May and June and grows in dry, sandy fields.

It’s…

Botanical Name:
  Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Common Name:
  Bearberry
Family:
  Ericaceae (Heath Family)
Habitat:
  Dry sandy fields and rocky places and ledges

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