U is for Uva Ursi

Picture courtesy of plants4home.com

Tiny white bells that bears adore
little red berries produce so much more
A plant unknown by its proper name
play along to find my flowers nickname

I am known throughout the world
to restore good health when swirled
Into juice and squished or squeezed
you can have me any way you please

My ancestors used this bearberry
in ceremonies to make them merry
Used as medicine as we do now
but do not feed these ever to a cow

If you have figured out my name
you’ve well and truly played my game
In this poem above a line or two
you’ll find my name known to you

After flowers bloom – bearberry berries!


  1. Ronel Janse van Vuuren says:

    Such a pretty and interesting plant!

    Ronel visiting for U:
    My Languishing TBR: U
    Underrated Hecate


    1. I think so too! Thanks Ronel! 😊


  2. Sadje says:

    I never knew the name of this flower but have seen them growing wild! Very pretty

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        My pleasure

        Liked by 1 person

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