Bearberry or kinnikinnick, Arctostaphylos uvaursi

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Bearberry or kinnikinnick
Arctostaphylos uvaursi

Description: This plant is a common evergreen shrub with reddish, scaly bark and
thick, leathery leaves 4 centimeters long and 1 centimeter wide. It has white flowers and bright red fruits.

Habitat and Distribution: This plant is found in arctic, subarctic, and temperate
regions, most often in sandy or rocky soil.

Edible Parts: Its berries are edible raw or cooked. You can make a refreshing tea from its young leaves.

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