PLANT PROFILE

 

NAME: Highbush Blueberry

LATIN NAME / FAMILY:  Vaccinium corymbosum / Ericaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S): northern highbush blueberry, swamp blueberry

CONDITIONS: sun-partial shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

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STEEP/TEA

Spring/Summer

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

 

 

 

 

Fruits

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sweet

RAW/DRY/COOK

August

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION:

 

COMMENT: Fruit - sweet and juicy, though the flavour can be variable, used in pies, pastries, cereals, jellies etc. OR dried and used like raisins. A tea is made from the leaves and dried fruit.(1)

 

CAUTION:

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  The fruit is rich in vitamin C.  Astringent;  Pectoral.(1) 

 

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES: natural dye - https://www.seamwork.com/issues/2016/06/dyeing-fabric-with-fruit

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Vaccinium+corymbosum
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/blueberries-or-huckleberrys-kin
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccinium_corymbosum
  4. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/all/vaccinium-corymbosum
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