Rahul Sharma

Erica ciliaris

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Ericaceae
Scientific name  Erica ciliaris
Rank  Species
Order  Ericales
Genus  Erica
Higher classification  Heath
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Similar  Heath, Erica vagans, Erica tetralix, Erica cinerea, Erica umbellata

Erica ciliaris is a species of heather, known in the British Isles as Dorset heath. It grows to 60 centimetres (24 in), and has leaves 2–4 millimetres (0.08–0.16 in) long, with long, glandular hairs. The flowers are 8–12 mm (0.31–0.47 in) long, bright pink, and arranged in long racemes.

Erica ciliaris Wildflowers Dorset Heath Erica ciliaris

Distribution

Erica ciliaris Erica ciliaris 39Mrs C H Gill39 North American Rock Garden Society

Erica ciliaris has a Lusitanian distribution, stretching from Morocco in the south, along the Atlantic coasts of Portugal, Spain and France to south-western parts of the British Isles in the north. In the British Isles, it is only found natively in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, where it lives in bogs and wet heaths. It has also been introduced to Hampshire and County Galway. E. ciliaris was voted the county flower of Dorset in 2002 following a poll by the wild flora conservation charity Plantlife.

Erica ciliaris Erica ciliaris Dorset Heath

Erica ciliaris Dorset Heath Erica ciliaris
Erica ciliaris Erica ciliaris Dorset Heath Discover Life
Erica ciliaris Dorset Heath Erica ciliaris Phil Champion ccbysa20
Erica ciliaris Wildflowers Dorset Heath Erica ciliaris

References

Erica ciliaris Wikipedia


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