Lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea)

Vaccinium vitis-idaea

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Vaccinium vitis-idaea (lingonberry, partridgeberry, mountain cranberry or cowberry) is a short evergreen shrub in the heath family that bears edible fruit, native to boreal forest and Arctic tundra throughout the Northern Hemisphere from Eurasia to North America. Lingonberries are picked in the wild and used to accompany a variety of dishes in Northern Baltoscandia and Russia.

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  1. (c) Stefan Jansson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/41894180985@N01/1350112132
  2. Adapted by Minnesota Scientific and Natural Areas from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccinium_vitis-idaea

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