Bogs, heathland, meadows, moorland, mountains, roadsides, rocks, swamps, woodland.
Nodding bell-shaped, 4-lobed flowers, up to 8mm long. Between 4 and 8 stamens per flower. 4 sepals. The flowers are pollinated by bees and attract a lot of wildlife.
The dark green, tough, alternate and short-stalked leaves have inrolled margins. Oval to oblong leaves with herringbone leaf veins. The leaves are slightly pointed at their tips. It is a low-growing, woody, dwarf, perennial evergreen shrub. Common in Scotland, rare in southern England and Ireland, mediocre elsewhere in the UK.
Bearberry, Beaverberry, Clusterberry, Cougarberry, Cranberry-wire, Dry Ground Cranberry, Flowering Box, Foxberry, Lingberry, Lingen, Lingonberry, Lowbush Cranberry, Moss Cranberry, Mountain Bilberry, Mountain Cranberry, Northern Mountain Cranberry, Partridgeberry, Quailberry, Red Bilberry, Red Whortleberry, Redberries, Redberry, Rock Cranberry, Shore Cranberry, Vine of Mount Ida, Wolfberry.