Flora of Northern Ireland
Erica vagans
© Robert Northridge
Erica vagans
© Graham Day
Erica vagans
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

The English name is Cornish Heath because its main area of occurrence in the British Isles is the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall. It does occur in Ireland at two sites - one on the dunes at Murlough in County Down, where it is certainly a garden escape (it is a popular garden plant), and one in County Fermanagh not far from Belcoo, where it may be native. It grows with other heathers, and flowers about July ~ August. Outside the British Isles it is restricted to Spain and France.

All names: Erica vagans L.