Botanical name

Erica rhopalantha var. rhopalantha

Family

Ericaceae

Synonym (old name)

Erica nodiflora
Erica rhopalantha var. rhopalantha
Erica rhopalantha var. rhopalantha
Erica rhopalantha var. rhopalantha

Description

Compact, rounded, floriferous shrublet up to 40cm. Leaves usually in 3's, 2.5mm long, overlapping, spreading, on slender branches; many small, rosy-purplish, urn-shaped to conical flowers, at ends of slender branches, 3-4mm long, constricted at the mouth.

Greek: rhopalon = club or cudgel, anthos = flower; referring to the shape of the flowers of this species.

Habitat

Dry sandy flats and slopes

Flower Date

November to May