Black Heath, the Berry-Bearing Black Crow-brrrip.s, or Crake-BERRIES, Empctrum ni-grnm, L. an indigenous plant, growing on moist mountains and elevated heaths, in the driest and most barren lands, as well as in bogs and moorlands. It abounds in Derbyshire, Staffordshire, and the northern counties; flowers in the months of April and May. Its black berries are eaten by the Highlanders; but, if taken in large quantities, they occasion violent head-achs: hence they are more proper for grouse. - The plant is not relished by goats, and is totally refused by horses, cows, and sheep : - if boiled with alum, the berries impart a purplish dye.