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Heather

Observed: 30th June 2012 By: YashcaYashca’s reputation in PlantsYashca’s reputation in PlantsYashca’s reputation in Plants
Heather
Description:

Not sure how to tell Common heather, cross leaved heath and bell heather apart.

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No interactions present.

Species with which Bell Heather (Erica cinerea) interacts

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Heather/ling, (Calluna

Heather/ling, (Calluna vulgaris) flowering late summer. Flowers purplish ,4 small petals, arranged in a spike. Leaves +/- downy, short needles appearing pressed close to the stem.
Cross-leaved Heath (Erica tetralix) grows on wetter sites than Bell Heather,leaves greyish
arranged in fours, as a cross, as both names indicate. Flower heads more globular in shape and not as showy.

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