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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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03 Arcostaphylos uva-ursi Calluna vulgaris Loiseleuria procumbens Rhododendron ferrugineum Vaccinium myrtillus Vaccinium uliginosum Vaccinium vitis-idaea Vaccinium sp.
La valoracion del parametro frente a la presencia de polenes de Jasione montana y Calluna vulgaris es inversa o inexistente, salvo para el caso de C.
Influence of altitudinal variation on the content of phenolic compounds in wild populations of Calluna vulgaris, Sambucus nigra, and Vaccinium myrtillus.
Andromeda polifoiia Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Calluna vulgaris + Empetrum nigrum + Ledum palustre + Vaccinium myrtillus + Vaccinium uliginosum + + Vaccinium vitis-ideae + Rhvnchospora alba Carex panacea Carex viridula Chenopodium spp.
nemorosa, Primula officinalis, Oxalis acetosella, Calluna vulgaris, Linnaea borealis, and Trientalis europaea.
Carpeting plants are among the most effective and so are hummock-formers such as Calluna vulgaris and clump-forming herbaceous perennials like hostas whose foliage lies down in winter, although in the latter case there is the risk of winter-germinating weeds.
ACER PALMATUM: time to prune back WINTER HEATH: Calluna vulgaris requires full sun to perform well but will stand up to the worst of any cold weather that the winter chooses to throw at us and needs no care, other than a light trim in spring once the last flowers have faded (S)
Huesca: Astun, valle de Canfranc, 30TYN04, matorral de Calluna vulgaris y Vaccinium myrtillus con Pinus uncinata, cuarcitas, 1650 m, 28-VII-2000, A.
Heather, the ling or calluna type common on moorland, blooms in summer so why should a new variety of Calluna vulgaris be called Easter Bonfire?
Others which will thrive at the seaside include pinks, (Dianthus), thrift, (Armeria), and sea holly, (Eryngium), Calluna vulgaris, cordyline, hebes, holly, spiraea, ulex, hydrangea, olearia, lavatera, cordyline and cistus, although some are not hardy.
Go for the heather calluna vulgaris 'Annemarie', with pale pink buds that deepen as they open and are set off by pink-flowering cyclamen hederifolium, with its pretty marbled leaves to lighten the scheme.
The most common species of heather in Scotland is calluna vulgaris.