Monday, August 18, 2008

Blue Berry

Aug 17 2009, Rainy Hollow

Vaccinium ovalifolium
Heath family

August 17 2008
Rainy Hollow (Haines Road) on the banks of Fuchs Creek, below Mnt. McDonnel. (British Columbia)

Don and mine ultimate favorite berry.
Most delicious to eat straight from the bush, I do make some jam, but most of them I freeze whole and we eat them all winter for breakfast and dessert, which can be as simple as a bowl of berries with a little cream and sugar.

for common names I have read ; oval leaved blueberry,
early blueberry and I have even heard huckleberry
but to me this is The Blueberry.(feel free to contradict)

Vaccinium is actually a Latin name given to the blueberry.
ovalifolium - oval leaves.

1 comment:

Sue said...

This looks like our blueberries, too, but our wild blueberries seem much smaller.