The flora of Greenland is quite poor since the climate is harsh and only the toughest plants can survive in such conditions. Fortunately, the country is rich with wild berries that grow all over its terrain. Among them are blueberries, blackberries, cowberries, Alpine bearberries, Juniper berries, and crowberries. These berries are an essential part of the Inuit diet, and they are widely used in desserts, compotes, and meat sauces or as an accompaniment to boiled cod liver. They are usually harvested in autumn, and this is the best time to try some local specialities made with these.