West Highland Flora

Cross-leaved Heath


Erica tetralix

 

Erica tetralix

Photo Carl Farmer
4 Aug 2002 Sligachan, Skye

Common in boggy ground

Flower c 6-7 mm long, leaves c 2-4 mm long.

ID: Leaves all 2 mm or more long, in whorls of four, with margins downturned to almost meet underneath.  Flowers almost closed, with tiny mouth as shown.

Other features: Stamens inside flower tube.  Sepals have long white hairs.  Plant has greyish appearance.

 

Erica tetralix

Photo Carl Farmer
1 Aug 2004 Portree, Skye
Infloresecnce c 18 mm across at widest

  Erica tetralix

Photo Carl Farmer
2 Nov 2004 Portree, Skye
Infloresence c 15 mm across at widest


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