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heather

Herbal medicine
An evergreen shrub that contains arbutin, carotene, citric and fumaric acids, flavonoids, tannins and volatile oils; it is antitussive, mildly sedative, a urinary tract antiseptic, and has been used for rheumatic complaints and gout.

heather

a member of the plant family Ericaceae; called also heath. None of the native heathers of the UK, e.g. Erica cinerea, E. (Calluna) vulgaris, are poisonous but the exotic shrubs, Andromeda (see pieris) and kalmia, are.
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For the summer-flowering callunas and daboecias, prune lightly in February or March.
Chapman SB (1979) Some interrelationships between soil and root respiration in lowland Calluna heathland on southern England.
Cyperaceae and Polypodiaceae diminish substantially, substituted by Sphagnum and its satellites and Calluna vulgaris.
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Go for the heather Calluna vulgaris 'Annemarie', with pale pink buds which deepen as they open and are set off by pink-flowering Cyclamen hederifolium, with its pretty marbled leaves to lighten the scheme.
Bud bloomers or Calluna vulgaris, which is also known as ling or Scotch heather, are especially useful as their flowers never fully open.
The Magpie Moth caterpillar is a polyphagous species, feeding on a wide range of wild and garden plants, including hawthorn, gooseberry, blackthorn, calluna and currants and, with its black, white and orange-red markings, is very conspicuous.
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Burned site Coverage % Plant species 1997 September <1% -- 1998 May <1% -- July 10% Epilobium angustifolium, Ceratodon moss September 20% 1999 May 30% +Luzula + Calluna vulgaris July 50% September 55% 2000 May 60% + Deschampsia August 80% + Rubus idaeus Control site 100% Pleurozium and Dicranum moss, Linnaea borealis, Trientalis europea, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, V.