There are about 450 species of Vaccinium worldwide, about 40 in North America and about 15 in the Pacific Northwest. The genus Vaccinium includes Blueberries, Huckleberries, Cranberries, Lingonberries, Whortleberries, Bilberries and Cowberries.
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Name Derivation: From the Latin for bilberry
Vaccinium is in the family Ericaceae.