Photos of Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Lingonberry, Foxberry, Northern Mountain Cranberry.

Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Lingonberry, Foxberry, Northern Mountain Cranberry. A circumboreal northern and Arctic species, with little flavor, but becoming more acidic and sour after a frost. Thoreau sweetened and cooked the berries to make a desert. In Siberia, indigenous groups kept the fruits in water over winter to consume the following spring.

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