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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:50 pm    Post subject: Yellow flowered heather? Reply with quote

I know this is a pretty daft sounding question, but has anyone on here ever heard of such a thing as a yellow flowered heather? Shocked

Heathers with yellow foliage yes, but yellow flowers......the reason I'm asking is that someone sent me on a photo that I couldn't identify, and I've just heard that its maybe a yellow-flowered species of erica...... Exclamation

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yellow mountain heath possibly..... http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?ID=5675
If you can post up a picture of your particular plant, then we may discover a bit more Jenny.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi GPI, and thanks for the reply.
Here are some photos of the plant in question.....







The general appearance in the second photo does look like Erica carnea - but the flowers .........? Surprised

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was this found in Ireland? If it was which county?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it was found growing wild in the south of Ireland - garden escape and definitely non-native!

Question is, what is it?...... Confused

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you have any luck in this identification Jenny?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, unfortunately not.....but thanks for asking
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