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Blueberries are a group of flowering plants in the genus Vaccinium , sect. Cyanococcus. The species are native to North America and eastern Asia. They are shrubs varying in size from 10 cm tall to 4 m tall; the smaller species are known as lowbush blueberries, and the larger species as highbush blueberries. The leaves can be either deciduous or evergreen, ovate to lanceolate, and from 1-8 cm long and 0.5-3.5 cm broad. The flowers are bell-shaped, white, pale pink or red, sometimes tinged greenish. The fruit is botanically a true berry 5-16 mm diameter with a flared crown at the end; they are pale greenish at first, then reddish-purple, and finally turn blue or dark purple on ripening. They have a sweet taste when mature, with variable acidity. The blueberry season typically runs from May to October, peaking in July. All the species whose common names in English include blueberry are currently classified in section Cyanococcus of the genus Vaccinium. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Vaccinium myrtillus (Wikipedia)

A plant species of the family VACCINIUM. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

The name Blueberry is given to several related shrubs, and at least 50 species belong to the same genus as Blueberry. The round, smooth-skinned, blue-black berries are juicy and sweet and only about 10 mm in diameter. The Highbush variety of bush can grow up to 5 m in height; the hardier Lowbush blueberry plants can reach 1 m high. Blueberries are found wild and are cultivated in temperate to cold climates.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that Blueberry can occasionally induce symptoms of food allergy in sensitised individuals; however, no studies have been reported to date. Copyright Copyright © 2006 Phadia AB. Source: ImmunoCap, ImmunoCap

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Blueberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)
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Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 蓝莓
Synonyms: 蓝莓果;越桔
fr-CA French (Canada) Vaccinium myrtillus
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Harilik mustikas
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Arándano azul (Vaccinium myrtillus)
it-IT Italian (Italy) Vaccinium myrtillus
Synonyms: Mirtillo nero (Vaccinium myrtillus)
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Vaccinium myrtillus
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Vaccinium myrtillus
Synonyms: Черника (Vaccinium myrtillus)
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Vaccinium myrtillus
Synonyms: blauwe bosbes
fr-BE French (Belgium) Vaccinium myrtillus
Synonyms: Myrtilles, f288