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Erica lusitanica

Spanish Heath

http://weeds.dpi.nsw.gov.au/Weeds/Details/362

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Spanish Heath is a major weed in areas with a similar climate to Canberra. It has a toehold in our region and we are trying to eradicate it. Currently in flower it is one to look out for and report.

 

Distinguishing Features

§  an upright and long-lived woody shrub growing 0.5-3 m tall.

§  its tiny narrow leaves (3-7 mm long and less than 1 mm wide) appear to be arranged in groups of three or four along the stems.

§  these leaves have margins that are rolled downwards.

§  its small tubular flowers (3-5 mm long) have four fused petals and are white or pale pink in colour.

§  these flowers turn brown shortly after opening.

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Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Lawson, ACT - 16 Aug 2021 by Wendyp5 Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Isaacs, ACT - 17 Aug 2020 by Mike Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Nicholls, ACT - 12 Aug 2020 by MichaelMulvaney Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Dunlop, ACT - 19 Sep 2018 by pinnaCLE Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Theodore, ACT - 10 Sep 2018 by Owen Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Theodore, ACT - 5 Sep 2018 by Owen Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Isaacs, ACT - 1 Sep 2018 by Mike Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Isaacs, ACT - 1 Sep 2018 by Mike Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Chifley, ACT - 6 Oct 2017 by George Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Jul 2017 by Mike Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Isaacs, ACT - 29 Nov 2016 by Mike Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Crace, ACT - 26 Feb 2016 by APB Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Nicholls, ACT - 23 Aug 2015 by gavinlongmuir Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Farrer, ACT - 6 Apr 2015 by Mike Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Aug 2014 by Mike Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Nicholls, ACT - 20 Sep 2008 by gavinlongmuir
Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Lawson, ACT - 16 Aug 2021 by Wendyp5
Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Isaacs, ACT - 17 Aug 2020 by Mike
Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Nicholls, ACT - 12 Aug 2020 by MichaelMulvaney
Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Dunlop, ACT - 19 Sep 2018 by pinnaCLE
Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Theodore, ACT - 10 Sep 2018 by Owen
Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Theodore, ACT - 5 Sep 2018 by Owen
Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Isaacs, ACT - 1 Sep 2018 by Mike
Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Isaacs, ACT - 1 Sep 2018 by Mike
Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Chifley, ACT - 6 Oct 2017 by George
Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Jul 2017 by Mike
Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Isaacs, ACT - 29 Nov 2016 by Mike
Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Crace, ACT - 26 Feb 2016 by APB
Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Nicholls, ACT - 23 Aug 2015 by gavinlongmuir
Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Farrer, ACT - 6 Apr 2015 by Mike
Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Aug 2014 by Mike
Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath ) at Nicholls, ACT - 20 Sep 2008 by gavinlongmuir

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Species information

  • Erica lusitanica Scientific name
  • Spanish Heath Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Noxious or High Risk Weed or Pest
  • 0m to 735m Recorded at altitude
  • External link More information

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