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Bell Heather

An abundant species of heather on the dry, acid soils that create the Dorset heathland.


Common Name Bell Heather
Scientific Name Erica cinerea
Species Group Heath Family Ericaceae
Interest Level
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Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Heather family - Ericaceae
Status Locally abundant
Flower Colour Group Pink
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
Preferred Environment
Look for Rich dark pink bell shaped flowers on dry heath
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Heath Family Ericaceae