Growing in muirburned area

Growing in muirburned area

Observation - Growing in muirburned area - UK and Ireland. Description: Came across these photos, taken in mid March 2020, early spring at this location and altitude (c 50

Came across these photos, taken in mid March 2020, early spring at this location and altitude (c 500m).
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Bearberry is a lovely plant, best seen in flower eg my own observation https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/711026/bearberry-in-flower at the wonderful bearberry heath area of Muir of Dinnet. Some fine observations of the plant on this site include https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/233464/bearberry Useful image comparing undersides of leaves of cowberry and bearberry at http://www.luontoportti.com/suomi/en/kukkakasvit/bearberry
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http://plant-identification.co.uk/skye/ericaceae/arctostaphylos-uva-ursi.htm tells of previous year’s leaves being darker than new ones - this is an evergreen plant.