Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Vaccinium myrtillus L. - Bilberry
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Vaccinium myrtillus
© Graham Day
Vaccinium myrtillus
© Graham Day
Vaccinium myrtillus
© Stan Beesley
Vaccinium myrtillus
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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.