Calflora
Taxon  Report   2959    
Empetrum nigrum  L.
Black crowberry
Empetrum nigrum, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   CNPS Inventory
Observation Search
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: ERICACEAE  
Genus: Empetrum
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: coastal

Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Prairie

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
CNPS: Empetrum nigrum ssp. hermaphroditum
More information about  Empetrum nigrum
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (EMNI)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 09, 2019).