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Bilberry (Whortleberry, Huckleberry)

 Feed Sparingly
  • Common Name: Bilberry (Whortleberry, Huckleberry)
  • Latin Name: Vaccinium myrtillus
  • Family Name: Ericaceae
Unless your tortoise is one of the fruit-eating species, the berries of this shrub should not be fed.  The leaves of Bilberry are said to contain tannins and have some diuretic properties, so although a small amount in the diet would do no harm we don't recommend feeding the leaves in any quantity.

Flowers are mainly a greenish-pinky colour.
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