Cowberry Vaccinium vitis-idaea
|Status||Green - Least concern|
|Best Time to See||June, July, August|
|Habitat||Woodland, Heathland, Upland|
A dwarf evergreen shrub with white or pink bell-shaped flowers in short, dense clusters. The fruit is red.
It is very similar to the closely-related bilberry.
Moors, heaths, mountains and coniferous woodlands.
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Did you know?
Although rarely eaten in the UK, the red berries of cowberry are just about edible and have a sharp taste. They can be used to make jelly.
Local names include clusterberry, cranberry-wire, flowering box, lingberry, keadya-atchin and moonog.