Botanical name

Erica nudiflora

Family

Ericaceae
Erica nudiflora
Erica nudiflora

Description

Erect compact to sprawling shrublet up to 30cm. Leaves are 3)4)-nate; the plant is very hairy whereas the flowers are quite smooth and dry; small flowers are bright red or pinkish white with protruding brown stamens from tubular corollas.

Pollinated by bees.

Latin: nudiflorus = with naked flowers; referring to the glabrous flowers.

Habitat

Dry stony slopes

Flower Date

February to May