Also called miin (in Anish­inaa­be­mowin ).

Part of blueberry/​cranberry/​huckleberry/​lingonberry  genus Vaccinium in heath / heather  family Ericaceae.

Native to central and eastern 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Vaccinium hosts caterpillars of 288 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Often grows in clonal colonies [1] —look around for other stems!

Bloom dates (NE Illinois).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file  (🔒︎ Wild Ones members only)

Learn more about ◼︎ early lowbush blueberry Vaccinium angustifolium

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