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Calluna/common heather

Calluna vulgaris


Calluna is differentiated from Erica by its corolla and calyx each being in four parts instead of five. Calluna has small scale-leaves (less than 2–3 mm long) borne in opposite and decussate pairs, whereas those of Erica are generally larger and in whorls of 3-4. The flowers emerge in late summer; in wild plants these are normally mauve.


Edges of the woods, Meerdaalwoud, next to St Joris Weert.

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Jae 9 years ago

My pleasure, Marta. And thank you for sharing :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Thanks Jae, I am going to take your ID suggestion as it really looks alike :-)

Jae 9 years ago

Nice one, Marta. Maybe this is Calluna vulgaris.

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Vlaanderen, Belgium

Spotted on Sep 5, 2014
Submitted on Oct 30, 2014

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