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FamilyERICACEAE
Genus species var.Erica  erigena R.Ross 
SynonymsErica carnea var. occidentalis Benth.
 Erica herbacea ssp. occidentalis (Benth.) M.Laínz
 Erica viridipurpurea L.
Territory Northern EuropeSouthwestern EuropeNorthern AfricaFranceIrelandMoroccoPortugalSpain
thickets and heaths
Description young branchlets strigose, leaves in whorls of 4, patent, linear, obtuse, entire, flowers in short, leafy, terminal racemes, corolla 5-6mm long, cylindrical
Size50-100cm
Colorpurple, red, white
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typeerect shrub
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed in spring, uncovered, light, germ. 3-6 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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