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St Dabeoc's Heath

Daboecia cantabrica

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:
Evergreen shrub
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
50 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Heathland, moorland.

Flower:
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Pink, 4 petals
 
Short-stalked flower spikes. Pale pinkish-purple, bell-shaped flowers, nodding on stalks which curve backwards. The flowers measure between 8mm and 14mm in length.
Fruit:
The fruit is a capsule.
Leaves:
A hairy, straggly-looking undershrub with narrow, linear leaves. The leaves have inrolled edges and are whitish beneath.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
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Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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