Taxon  Report   2961    
Empetrum nigrum  L.  ssp. hermaphroditum  (Hagerup) Böcher  
(no longer an active name; please see Empetrum nigrum)
Black crowberry
Empetrum nigrum ssp. hermaphroditum, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond, (questionable).
also called Empetrum nigrum
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Bloom Period
Genus: Empetrum
Parent: Empetrum nigrum

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: coastal

Communities: Coastal Prairie, Northern Coastal Scrub

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

CNPS other name:
Empetrum nigrum

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Empetrum eamesii ssp. hermaphroditum
PLANTS: Empetrum hermaphroditum
NOTE: Empetrum nigrum ssp. hermaphroditum is no longer an active name.
More information about  Empetrum nigrum ssp. hermaphroditum
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jul 12, 2020).