Family Name: Ericaceae
Botanical Name(s): Vaccinium Myrtillus
Popular Name(s): Highbush Blueberry, Berkeley Highbush
Parts Used: Dried leaf, whole or chopped.
Habitat: The species are native to North America and Eastern
Description: They are shrubs varying in size from 10 cm tall to
4 m tall; the smaller species are known as "lowbush blueberries",
and the larger species as "highbush blueberries". The leaves
can be either deciduous or evergreen, ovate to lanceolate, and from 1-8
cm long and 0.5-3.5 cm broad.
Uses: Blueberries are also an important food source for wildlife
during the summer. Blueberries can be eaten fresh, or used in pie
fillings, jams, jellies, syrups, juice, wine, and flavor concentrates as
well as components of baked goods.