Arctostaphylos uva-ursi is a plant species of the genus Arctostaphylos widely distributed across circumboreal regions of the subarctic Northern Hemisphere.[2] Kinnikinnick (First Nations for “smoking mixture”) is a common name in Canada and the United States.[2][3][4] It is one of several related species referred to as bearberry.[2][5]

Its specific name uva-ursi means “grape of the bear” in Latin (ūva ursī), similar to the meaning of the generic epithet Arctostaphylos (“bear grapes”).

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