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Mackay's Heath

Erica mackayana

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Ericales
Family:
Ericaceae (Heath)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
60 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Bogs, heathland, seaside.

Flower:
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Pink, 4 petals
 
Purplish-pink bell-shaped flowers that appear in spiked clusters at the ends of the branches. Flowers measure about 6mm in length.
Fruit:
The fruit is a capsule and produces the seeds.
Leaves:
The leaves are dark green and have less inrolled margins than most other species of heath. The leaves are also broader than those of most other heaths. The upper surfaces of the leaves are hairless. Can be found in north-west Ireland along the coast.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen