Cowberry Vaccinium vitis-idaea

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Best Time to See
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Habitat Woodland

A dwarf evergreen shrub with white or pink bell-shaped flowers in short, dense clusters.

It is very similar to the closely-related bilberry.

Habitat

Moors, heaths, coniferous woodlands.

Best time to see

Flowers June-August.

Did you know...

Although rarely eaten in the UK, the red berries of cowberry are edible and have a sharp taste.