Bog bilberry is a small plant related to blueberries, huckleberries and cranberries. Today, botanists find it growing in wet bogs and muskegs of the arctic. This plant cannot tolerate dense shade and is typically found in open settings or in partial shade of open woodlands. The leaves, twigs and berries are consumed by a variety of animals, including elk, moose, bears, snowshoe hares and other small mammals.
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