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)
more uses
(Great Lakes)

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

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

Learn more about ◼︎ lowbush blueberry Vaccinium angustifolium

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