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ST DABEOC’S HEATH Daboecia cantabrica (Ericaceae) Height to 60cm. Hairy, evergreen and rather straggly undershrub. Found on dry heaths on acid soils. FLOWERS are 10-14mm long, elongate egg-shaped, pinkish purple and nodding; borne in open, terminal spikes (Jun-Oct). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are narrow-ovate, with down-rolled margins; dark green and hairy above but white below. STATUS-Restricted to heaths in W Ireland but locally common in places.
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ST DABEOC’S HEATH Daboecia cantabrica (Ericaceae) Height to 60cm. Hairy, evergreen and rather straggly undershrub. Found on dry heaths on acid soils. FLOWERS are 10-14mm long, elongate egg-shaped, pinkish purple and nodding; borne in open, terminal spikes (Jun-Oct). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are narrow-ovate, with down-rolled margins; dark green and hairy above but white below. STATUS-Restricted to heaths in W Ireland but locally common in places.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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