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n.1.(Bot.) The bearberry.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Some native shrubs that are good for these birds are nannyberry (Viburnum lentago), fragrant sumac (Rhus aromatica), winged sumac (Rhus copallinum), Northern spicebush (Lindera benzoin), common winterberry (Ilex verticillata), red bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi), American hazelnut (Corylus americana) and American witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana).
Also working nearby, Blood (1967) reported trace use of Wax Currant, Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi), and Grouseberry (Vaccinium scoparium) leaves by Bighorn Sheep, but not the berries.
Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) is nearly as useful, and berberines are handy, too.
Andromeda polifoiia Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Calluna vulgaris + Empetrum nigrum + Ledum palustre + Vaccinium myrtillus + Vaccinium uliginosum + + Vaccinium vitis-ideae + Rhvnchospora alba Carex panacea Carex viridula Chenopodium spp.
In particular, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Galium aparine, Equisetum arvense, B1 and B6 are noted for their diuretic actions.
E19810674 Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng Neyland 2094 Subfamily Ericoideae Tribe Ericaea Erica carnea L.
(Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) These mat-forming groundcovers have small green leaves that turn red in winter, and white to pinkish spring blooms.
The herb uva ursi (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) is used in many herbal blends for bladder infections because of its antibacterial properties.