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The Spanish Heath (Erica lusitanica) is a flowering, evergreen plant in the Ericaceae family. It is also known as the Portuguese Heath. 

It is native to Spain, Portugal, and south-west France.

It is a woody shrub growing to 200 centimetres (79 inches) tall. 

The Spanish Heath is covered in small green, leathery, needle-like, evergreen leaves. 

The flowers appear between the leaves, singly or in small clusters. It produces hanging, rounded, tubular bell-shaped flowers in light pink or white.

It blooms in winter and spring.

Photographed in Paris Botanical Garden, France, March 2022.

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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