heather, Scotch heather
Etymology: Calluna: Greek for "to brush or sweep," brooms were made from the twigs
Plants: perennial shrub
Conservation Status: Introduced - rarely escaped
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Wetland Indicator = NI USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc.