Vaccinium spp


Vaccinium spp

by Manray, via Flickr

Blueberry (V. corymbosum or V. ashei)

By Ilena from Perth, Australia (Flickr: Bilberry) [CC BY-SA 2.0

Bilberry (V. myrtillus)

By Lee Coursey [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Wild Blueberry (V. augustifolia)

I have never tasted a bilberry, although I have tried its cousin, V. augustifolium or the low bush blueberry a.k.a. the wild blueberry. I must confess to not liking blueberries. The rest of my family likes them though, so every year I make blueberry jam and brandied blueberries for them. Let's get started- I'm eager to find out what I don't know about our Noble Interest.

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