Common Heather is a
perennial plant of the UK, typically found growing in heath and moorland, to a mature height of up to 50cm.
Heather is a low-growing woody shrub. It has stem leaves and collections of tiny leaves arranged in rows along small spikes off its main stem. Heather flowers may be lilac, shades of pink or white. Each flower of four petals is surrounded by four sepals, giving the impression of eight petals.
Botanic classification and naming: Common Heather is a member of the Heath (Ericaceae) family. The genus name
'Calluna' identifies the plant as a Heather and its species name 'vulgaris' means 'common species'.