Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Erica imbricata

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 Erica imbricata   Erica imbricata
 Erica imbricata   Erica imbricata
 Erica imbricata


Dry coastal flats, hills and mountain slopes


low to medium

Flowering time

June to December


An erect shrub up to 600 mm high with floriferous branches. The white or pink flowers (3 mm long) have protruding brown anthers. The corolla is seldom seen however as the sepals and bracts overlap it. Imbricatus=overlapping. Familiarly known as "ker-ker" because of the sounds the plants make when brushed against.

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This website was last updated on
2017 / 3 / 27