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A member of the heath family found on higher areas of heathland around Puddletown Forest and Thornicombe Wood.


Common Name Bilberry
Alternative Name(s) Whortleberry
Scientific Name Vaccinium myrtillus
Species Group Heath Family Ericaceae
Interest Level
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Heather family - Ericaceae
Status Local
Flower Colour Group Pink
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
Preferred Environment
Look for The black (or green) berries on a small bushy plant
Additional Identification Notes
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Heath Family Ericaceae