Bell Heather

Name: Bell Heather

Scientific name: Erica cinerea

Category: Flowers

Nature Stars: 60

What are nature stars?

About: Found in a variety of harsh habitats including heathland, acidic soils, open woodland and even coastal areas. It particulary like dry, well drained soils. Flowers between July and September.

How to identify: Look for dark pink bell-shaped flowers in clusters and short dark green needles.

Where: Found throughout the UK and Ireland with the exception of the East Midlands

Fantastic fact: Insects such as honey bees, bumblebees, moths and butterflies find this plant very attractive.

Photograph credit: Philip Precey

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