Erica L. >

Corolla lobes 4. Leaves whorled Erica
Branchlets with simple hairs. Leaves 3–4 in each whorl, terete, grooved underneath, glabrous, 3–6 mm long, 0.5 mm wide. Flowers axillary, forming large pyramidal panicles. Calyx tubular, 4-lobed, much shorter than the corolla. Corolla narrowly campanulate, pink to white, 4–5 mm long. Erect shrub 1–2 m high Naturalized at places in Blue Mts and on the coastal plain. Introd. from W. Europe. Fl. autumn–spring Erica lusitanica