KarenP's picture

Mountain Bearberry??

Observed: 2nd July 2012 By: KarenPKarenP’s reputation in PlantsKarenP’s reputation in PlantsKarenP’s reputation in Plants
Mountain Bearberry
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markwilson's picture

The leaves look very crinkled

The leaves look very crinkled could it be one of the alpine willows?

lavateraguy's picture

but, the berry ...

If the berry belongs to the plant, and I see no reason to think otherwise, then it can't be a Salix. Nor can it be Dryas octapetala, which was my first thought, not knowing either of the Arctostaplylos species. (Anyway, the leaf venation pattern is wrong for Dryas.)

markwilson's picture


Could this be Salix herbacea with a Pontania gall - I have seen S.herbacea galled in Snowdonia - some of the galls are rather sphrical

dejayM's picture

Alpine bear

Absolutely not (a salix) though the leaves are similar. See my posts here http://www.ispotnature.org/node/314679 and http://www.ispotnature.org/node/391917.