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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