Common Heather

Where can I see the Common Heather

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A Calluna vulgaris, or Common Heather, is an evergreen shrub that can be found in the wild throughout Eurasia and North America. It grows up to 1 meter tall and has small, pink flowers. The leaves are evergreen and needle-like, and the plant prefers acidic soil and partial shade.

The best time to see a Common Heather in bloom is in late summer or early fall. They can be found in many different habitats, from open woodlands to heaths and moorlands.

Common Heathers are a beautiful sight in the wild, and they are also an important part of the ecosystem. They help to stabilize the soil and provide food and shelter for animals. So next time you're out hiking or bird watching, keep an eye out for these lovely little plants!

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Geeky Facts about the Common Heather

Fact 1

It flowers for over 5 months every year.

Fact 2

The flowers typically sport a mauve color but white flowers are not uncommon.

Fact 3

It is an important source of food for several kinds of butterflies.

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