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Heather

Calluna vulgaris

PLANT FAMILY

Ericaceae.

AROMA

Very subtle; woody and mossy with slight floral notes.

TASTE

Unique, strong floral taste.

CHARACTERISTICS

A shrubby, low growing bush or shrub that grows long racemes of tiny bell- like flowers in soft pinks, lavender, copper, green, gold, magenta, red and white. Flowers July to September. Abundant and often dominant on heaths, moors, and bogs.

Heather has a long history of use as an aromatic oil, stuffing for pillows, potpourri ingredient and even as a broom. The rarer white heather is said to only grow on the graves of faeries. This is the source of stories of good luck long associated with heather in general.

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