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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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Puente (LEB 80015); Cabrillanes, Torre de Babia, near Montiguero, 29TQH334647, grassland in Calluna heath, 2087 m asl, 1-VII-2016, E.
03 Arcostaphylos uva-ursi Calluna vulgaris Loiseleuria procumbens Rhododendron ferrugineum Vaccinium myrtillus Vaccinium uliginosum Vaccinium vitis-idaea Vaccinium sp.
Como clase I (importante) a Calluna vulgaris, Castanea sativa, Cytisus scoparius-t.
and Calluna vulgaris, as well as spores of the mosses Pohlia nutans, Dicranella cerviculata, and Polytrichum longisetum are viable.
Herbaceous species of Calluna vulgaris, Luzula pilosa and Polygonatum odoratum were found only in the control site and still did not occur in the 4-year-old fire site (Table 1).
Additional keywords: Calluna vulgaris, rotational burning, upland heath, fire severity, carbon budgets.
Durante los primeros meses estivales observamos un descenso en las concentraciones hasta la desaparicion completa del espectro polinico, aunque en el ano 2005 se observa un repunte de granos de polen durante el mes de agosto que, si bien es discreto, podria deberse principalmente a la floracion del genero Calluna (RODRIGUEZ-RAJO et al.
Suraif Blackthorn Wild Plum Prunus spinosa Prunus nigra Ruis Elder Persimmon Sambucus nigra Petalostemum candid um Ailm Silver Fir Locust Abies alba Gleditsia triacanthos Onn Furze (Gorse) Sweetgum Ulex europaeus Liguidambarstyraciflua Ura Heather Blackberry Calluna vulgaris Vaccinium spp.
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 and cistus, although some are not hardy.
Other relatively trouble-free ground cover plants include Ajuga reptans, astilbe, Calluna vulgaris, Erica carnea and Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'.
Still, Calluna and Cyperaceae were excluded from the pollen sum to minimize the shadowing effect of the extra-local communities.