Vaccinium myrtillus L.


source: Mars 2002 (2007), publisher: Wikimedia Commons  (license CCASA 3.0 Unported)
source: Mars 2002 (2007), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (license CCASA 3.0 Unported)


GrinTax Vaccinium myrtillus L.
The Plant list Vaccinium myrtillus L.
English name Bilberry

Crop relationship
Cranberry same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 decreasing (25-50%)
Presence common
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Europe not in the southern parts
Asia W- and Central-Siberia en Asia Minor
Africa -
North-America naturalized
South-America -
Australia -
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, March 2017
Distribution data GBIF, March 2017

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information