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- Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Common name: Kinnikinnick, bearberry
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi was dried and smoked, as indicated by its common name, kinnikinnick, an Algonquin word meaning "smoking mixture". In the wild, the fruits are eaten by bears. The specific epithet, uva-ursi, comes from the Latin words uva (meaning grape) and ursus (bear).
It is native to many parts of Canada, including BC.
Flower photo: Jörg Hempel / CC BY-SA 2.0 DE (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/de/deed.en)
Berry & bush photos: Walter Siegmund / CC BY-SA (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)