Product: Bilberry Leaves
Latin Name: Vaccinium myrtillus syn. Vaccinium myrtillus oreophilum, Vaccinium oreophilum.
Plant Family: Ericaceae
Other Names: Bilberry, European Blueberry, Blaeberry, Black Whortles. Whinberry, Trackleberry. Huckleberry, Hurtleberry & Whortleberry.
Description: Bilberry is a native of Europe, northern Asia and North America; it is a perennial deciduous shrub growing up to 30 cm. The leaves are oval and finely toothed with a leathery look, starting out with a pinkish tinge then turning yellowy-green finally turning red in the autumn. The flowers are waxy white to pale pink and bell-shaped and hang beneath the new leaves. The blue-black berries are round, with a flat top.
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SUGGESTED USEA green dye can be obtained from bilberry leaves and used to dye fabrics and wool, the leaves have also been used as a tea substitute.
Shelf LifeShelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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