Botanical name

Erica azaleifolia

Family

Ericaceae
Erica azaleifolia
Erica azaleifolia
Erica azaleifolia
Erica azaleifolia

Description

Plants generally small, but always erect up to 30cm. Short, fat leaves, sometimes recurved, distinguish this species. Plants are generally small, but always erect, up to 30cm; flowers are grouped in 3-nate heads, and are borne at the tips of the branches, the pink urn-shaped corolla, 3-4 mm long, turns brown at an early stage; sepals and bracts are white at first, gradually turn pink and even red with age, keeping the flower's colour.

The leaves are like a species of the genus Azalea, a member of the Ericaceae family.

Habitat

Damp, rocky slopes, moist ledges

Flower Date

October to February