Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Erica terminalis Salisb. - Corsican Heath
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Erica terminalis
© Roy Anderson
Erica terminalis
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(Map updated: March 2008)
 

Introduced into the garden of The Umbra house whence it escaped onto the sand dunes opposite around about 1908. Robert Lloyd Praeger noted it in 1937 as increasing, and it is now very plentiful over a considerable area of The Umbra dune system in dune slacks.

A native of Corsica and other places in the western Mediterranean.

A fairly tall bushy plant reaching about 3 feet in height, with pink flowers in clusters at the ends of branches, it flowers from June to September.

All names: Erica terminalis Salisb.