By Leslie A. Little, Elbert L. Viereck
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Long, narrow, dull, not toothed on edges. b. Leaves with dense brownish red curly hairs beneath. c. Leaves oblong, 1-2 in. ) long, 3/16-1/2 in. ) wide, curled downward slightly on edges; fruit stalk bent or curved throughout its length _________ _________ 94. Labrador-tea (Ledum groenlandicum) cc. Leaves linear, 5/16-5/8 in. ) long, 1/64-1/8 in. ) wide, tightly rolled under, curled edges covering lower surface; fruit stalk abruptly bent near capsule __________________________________ __ 93. narrowleaf Labrador-tea (Ledum decumbens) Page 37 bb.
Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus) jj. Leaf-scars not raised or torn, with 3 or more bundle-scars; twigs less slender, with bark not shreddy. k. Twigs gray, hairless, buds red. l. Buds long, narrow, pointed, dark brownish red, outer bud-scales united at edges, inner bud-scales hairless; loose straggling shrubs often with persistent red berries or fruit stalks ________________ ____ 123. high bushcranberry (Viburnum edule) ll. Buds rounded, blunt, bright red, outer bud-scales often spreading and exposing hairy inner bud-scales; erect shrub or small tree with maple key fruits often persistent _____________________________ 85.
Strigosus Vaccinium caespitosum Vaccinium uliginosum Viburnum edule Paper birch type. Paper birch is the common invading tree after fire on east- and west-facing slopes and occasionally on north slopes and flat areas. This species occurs either in pure stands or more often mixed with white spruce, aspen, or black spruce. Shrubs may be similar to those under aspen but usually Labrador-tea and mountain-cranberry are more common. ) is more common in the interior birch stands. Stands dominated by paper birch occupy about 5 million acres (2 million hectares) of interior forests and are especially widespread in the Susitna River Valley.
Alaska trees and shrubs by Leslie A. Little, Elbert L. Viereck