Bilberry Gallery

Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) © John Crellin

Bilberry, also known as Winberries, Wimberries, Whortleberries and Blaeberries (depending on where you hail from!) are the fruit of Vaccinium myrtillus, a low growing, woody shrub of upland acidic soils.

During May, in the UK, Bilberry springs into flower, with the little lantern-like red blooms dotted amongst the bright green foliage of from around late April to early June. These flowers are a draw to bumblebees as a rich source of pollen and nectar.

Follow the link below for an interactive map showcasing Bilberry records in Wales.