Perennial branched shrub, up to 2.5 m in height. Leaves acicular, 6-14 mm long, dark green, almost hidden underside. Large inflorescences with many flowers. Corolla bright pink, white or purple, 4-5 mm long, bell-shaped.
Mediterranean climates. Evergreen bushes, dry, open forests, rocky hillsides, sandstones or dolomías. Requires relatively soft climate witout harsh freezings, so it does not usually penetrate far inland.
It is a very common species in mountains in Spain but here I found it in a small botanical garden in our department. At the moment is the only plant that already shows flowers.
Lat: 50.86, Long: 4.69
Spotted on Feb 5, 2012
Submitted on Feb 5, 2012
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