Summary and Origin Edit

The Lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea), also known as lingonberrypartridgeberry, or cowberry, is a short evergreen shrub in the heath family that bears edible fruit, native to boreal forest and Arctic tundra throughout the Northern Hemisphere from Eurasia to North America. Lingonberries are picked in the wild and used to accompany a variety of dishes in Northern Baltoscandia and Russia. Commercial cultivation is undertaken in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and in many other regions of the world.

Appearance Edit

Lingonberries look similar to cranberries.

Flower Edit

Lingonberry flowers can be white, red-white blended or pink-white blended.


Lingonberries and a few of their leaves.

Lingonberry Flower

Fully developed lingonberry flowers. Picture taken from Snapshot taken by Paul Hormensan.