Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Vaccinium myrtillus L. - Bilberry - Ericaceae
Vaccinium myrtillus
© Graham Day
Vaccinium myrtillus
© Graham Day
Vaccinium myrtillus
© Stan Beesley
Vaccinium myrtillus
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

A low-growing woody shrub of woodland and acid heath, ascending to high altitudes in the mountains. The berry is edible and delicious to eat in tarts.

All names: Vaccinium myrtillus L.