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Erica multiflora

Bruyère à nombreuses fleurs

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

5-7 mm

Flowering months

January,

February,

March,

November,

December

Leaf type

Linear,

Whorled

Height

60-120 cm

Description

Evergreen shrub, sometimes to 2 m. It flowers prolifically inland in forests and on rocky hillsides during the winter months on calcareous soil.

Flowers

The pink flowers are narrow, bell-shaped, stalked, with protruding purple stamens.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass, Whorled cluster of leaves encircle the stem. Needle-like, in whorls of 4 to 5.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: dry, containing seeds.

Edible

Flowers: heather honey is used to make a version of gingerbread.

Medical

Flowering tops: to treat urinary tract infections.

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