Thursday, September 03, 2015

Common Heather or Ling






















This is Common Heather or Ling, Calluna vulgaris, and is in flower at the moment on heaths and moors all over the UK and Ireland. It smells amazing - just like the honey the bees make from it. People sometimes get confused about our heath plants: bell heather, ling, cross-leaved heath and the rare ones such as Dorset, Cornish, Irish, Mackay's and St Dabeoc's. Ling is easy - the leaves are unlike any of the others.
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