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Heath Family Ericaceae


Yes, the heath family are strongly connected to heath and moorland habitats. Woody plants that can grow in conditions other plants could not even get a root hold in make supreme specialists of this habitat type and as Dorset has a considerable amount of heath most of these plants are commonly found here.

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Calluna vulgaris

Bell Heather

Erica cinerea

Cross Leaved Heath

Erica tetralix

Dorset Heath

Erica ciliaris


Vaccinium myrtillus