Kinnikinnick (also known as Bearberry) is a clustered pale pink flower that bears dull red fruit that resemble a bunch of grapes. They are highly appreciated by bears and birds. Though they do tend to be a bit dry and mealy for people, the berries are edible and can be prepared in a variety of ways such as a tea or a spread. The common name is believed to be of Algonquin origin meaning 'something to smoke' as the leaves were often dried and used as tobacco.
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