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Nature Picks: Cranberries and Sundews

 

December 2, 2021

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Roundleaf sundew

The Thanksgiving holiday is commonly associated with food, and while turkey is often the main dish, cranberries, Vaccinium macrocarpon, are a complimentary side.

Cranberries grow in extremely precise conditions, needing wetland bogs to thrive. Bogs are found in cooler northern climates and often develop in lake basins created by glaciers, according to the National Geographic Society. Bogs tend...



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