Irish wildflowers





Bilberry
Vaccinium myrtillus
Fraochán
Family: Ericaceae

Flowering: April-June. Fruiting: July-August. Deciduous shrub. Native.

Solitary flowers, greenish-pink/white, urn-shaped, drooping.
Pink-red buds. Edible berries, black-purple when ripe.
Finely toothed oval leaves, pale green. Twiggy stems.
Erect bushy shrub. Height: 20-60 cm

Common on mountains, moors, heaths and acid woodland.







     
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