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Frequently Asked Questions

Are cranberries Monocot or Dicot? Are they Angiosperm or gymnosperm? Is the cranberry a leaf, stem, roots, flower or fruit? Botanically speaking like a potato is really a stem. Are the leaves netted or parallel? Fleshy Fruit? A Drupe or Aggregate?

Cranberries are dicots. They are angiosperms. They have all plant parts (leaves, stems, roots, and fruit) -- the 'runner' is botanically a stolon.

Underground -- the woody part is a buried stolon (runner), the fibrous structures are the actual roots -- cranberries are unique in that they have no root hairs.

Leaves are netted in their venation.

Regarding the fruit -- the cranberry fruit is a berry.