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Bilberry

Bilberry

Botanical Name: Vaccinium myrtillus Known Hazards: The Plant has high tannin content and if eaten to excess can affect digestion. Avoid eating if taking anti-coagulating medication. Could be confused with: Other Closely Related species in the Vaccinium Genus, Vaccinium uliginosum, Vaccinium cespitosum, Vaccinium deliciosum, Vaccinium membranaceum, Vaccinium ovalifolium all of which are similarly edible. Range and Distribution: The UK, Europe, Iceland to Spain, Northern Asia, Habitat: Woodlands, Heaths and Moors, enjoying acidic soil and dampContinue Reading Bilberry