Vaccinium uliginosum L.

Bog bilberry

source: Carl Axel Magnus Lindman (1901), publisher: Wikimedia Commons
source: Carl Axel Magnus Lindman (1901), publisher: Wikimedia Commons


GrinTax Vaccinium uliginosum L.
The Plant list Vaccinium uliginosum L.
English name Bog bilberry

Crop relationship
Vaccinium crops same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 decreasing (25-50%)
Presence very rare
Status Red List: near threatened
Legal protection unlisted

Conservation in the Netherlands

A) In protected areas per province

For subareas the link to the larger area is provided.

a = actually present, p = possible
(see: About CWRnl / Methodology)


  • Ameland (SBB [p])
  • Terschelling (SBB [a])
  • Vlieland (SBB [a])


  • Aalten (SBB [p])
  • Korenburgerveen (NM [a])
  • Mentink (NM [p])
  • Rekken (SBB [a])
  • Winterswijk (SBB [p])


  • Haaksbergerveen (SBB [a])

B) In genebank

  • CGN: no material

Vaccinium uliginosum_FLORONkaart.jpg

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence
  • green: management type maps with areas that qualify for financial support (largely representing the Dutch network of protected areas). Protected water areas are not shown (IJsselmeer, Markermeer and all Frisian lakes, Randmeren & Vechtplassen).

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe cold- and cool temperate -zones
Asia cold- and cool temperate -zones
Africa -
North-America cold- and cool temperate -zones
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, June 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.5xkghd
Distribution data GBIF, June 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.5xkghd

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information