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.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key).

🫐 Blueberries is the 🏛🍇︎ state blue berry of North Carolina.  🫐 Wild blueberries is the 🏛🍇︎ state berry of Maine.  🥧 Pie made with those wild (Maine) blueberries is the 🏛🍨︎ state dessert of Maine.  Blueberry muffins is the state muffin of Minnesota.

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!

Learn more about ◼︎🫐 early lowbush blueberry Vaccinium angustifolium

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