Ling heather

ian August, September

Ling heather : Calluna Vulgaris

Plant : Ling heather produces blankets of purple moorland across large areas of rural Northumberland, in early autumn, particularly in the cheviot hills.  It is an evergreen, low lying shrub, growing up to 50 cm high.  The stems are branched and have small leaves, which branch in pairs on either side of the stem.  It’s habitat is mainly in acidic soils and peat, particularly on moorland, bogs and woodland.

Flower : The flowers are very small.  Each flower is only 3 to 10 mm long, has 4 petals and eight stamens.

Pollen : Click here to see more about Calluna vulgaris pollen.

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