Marc Shandro

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Enjoyed in the Richardson Mountains in northern Yukon..."The name bearberry derives from the edible fruit said to be consumed, but not enjoyed, by bears. The fruit, also called bearberries, are edible and sometimes gathered for food. The leaves of the plant are used in herbal medicine...Other recorded old English common names include Arberry, Bear's Grape, Crowberry, Foxberry, Hog Cranberry, Kinnikinnick, Mealberry, Mountain Box, Mountain Cranberry, Mountain Tobacco, Sandberry, Upland Cranberry, Uva-ursi." - Wikipedia
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