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Cross-Leaved Heath or Bog Heather
Erica tetralix

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This species is usually found in the wet hollows beneath dry tussocks on heath and moorland.  Often found next to Bell Heather on the drier tussocks, Cross-leaved Heath differs by having larger, pale pink flowers.  The plants grow to a height of 40cm and have whorls of four leaves up each stem. Flowering season is between July to September.



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