Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Erica coccinea subsp. coccinea
Scientific name - Erica coccinea subsp. coccinea
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Habitat Rocky flats and wet mountain slopes
Altitude Low to medium
Flowering time Variable. April to September.
Description A rigid, stoutly branched shrub up to 1,2 m with small bunches of leaves. The
flowers (6-17 mm long) are variable and may be smooth or hairy, dry or sticky,
and have a wide range in colour (red, pink, orange, brown, yellow and green).
A characteristic feature are the protruding, brown anthers which hang down from
the slightly inflated flower tube.
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