bunchberry


bunch·ber·ry

noun \ˈbənch-ˌber-ē, -ˌbe-rē\

Definition of BUNCHBERRY

:  a creeping perennial herb (Cornus canadensis) of the dogwood family that has whorled leaves and white floral bracts and bears clusters of red berries

First Known Use of BUNCHBERRY

1845

bunchberry

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Creeping perennial herbaceous plant (Cornus canadensis), also called dwarf cornel, of the dogwood family. The small and inconspicuous yellowish flowers, grouped in heads surrounded by four large and showy white (rarely pink) petal-like bracts, give rise to clusters of red fruits. Bunchberry is found in acid soils, bogs, and upland slopes in Asia and from Greenland to Alaska, and south as far as Maryland, New Mexico, and California.

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