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Flowering Calluna vulgaris
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Calluna (Greek, to sweep; the branches are sometimes used for making brooms). Ericaceae. Heather. Low evergreen shrubs cultivated chiefly for their bright rosy pink, rarely white flowers appearing in great profusion late in summer.

Leaves scale-like, opposite, in 4 rows, the branchlets therefore quadrangular: fls. in terminal, 1-sided spikes; corolla campanulate, 4-parted, shorter than the 4-parted colored calyx; stamens 8, with 2 reflexed appendages: fr. a septicide, 4-celled, few-seeded caps.—One species in W. and N. Eu., also in Asia Minor; in E. N. Amer. in some localities naturalized. The genus differs from the closely related Erica in its deeply 4- parted colored calyx, longer than the 4-parted corolla. For culture, see Erica.CH

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Calluna vulgaris is the sole species in the genus.


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