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BILBERRY Vaccinium myrtillus (Ericaceae) Height to 75cm<br />
Hairless and deciduous undershrub with 3-angled green twigs. Found on acid soils, growing on heathland and in open woodland. FLOWERS are 5-6mm long, greenish pink and globular urn-shaped; pendent and borne on short stalks (Apr-Jun). FRUITS are familiar and delicious black berries. LEAVES are bright green, oval and finely toothed. STATUS-Widespread and common across much of the region; least numerous in the E.
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BILBERRY Vaccinium myrtillus (Ericaceae) Height to 75cm
Hairless and deciduous undershrub with 3-angled green twigs. Found on acid soils, growing on heathland and in open woodland. FLOWERS are 5-6mm long, greenish pink and globular urn-shaped; pendent and borne on short stalks (Apr-Jun). FRUITS are familiar and delicious black berries. LEAVES are bright green, oval and finely toothed. STATUS-Widespread and common across much of the region; least numerous in the E.

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Date: 4 May 2008
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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