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 Erica coccinea  subsp. coccinea   Erica coccinea  subsp. coccinea
 Erica coccinea  subsp. coccinea   Erica coccinea  subsp. coccinea
 Erica coccinea  subsp. coccinea   Erica coccinea  subsp. coccinea

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 is the protruding, brown anthers which hang down from the slightly inflated flower tube.

          

          

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