Latin Name:

Vaccinium myrtillus

Manx Name:



April - July

Locations where this species is found:
Slieau Whallian South Barrule Eary Cushlin Dhoon Glen Montpelier Glen Helen Glen Auldyn Clypse and Kerrowdhoo Archallagan Glen Rushen Ballaglass Glen Conrhenny Plantation

A common plant of the Manx hills, its flowers closely resemble the berries that will appear in the later summer months. Bilberry plants prefer drier and more acidic soil and are particularly common around South Barrule.

The Manx word for bilberry is "freoaghane", although they are more often known locally as "blaeberry" (blueberry").
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