Erica mammosa

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Erica mammosa
Erica mammosa flower.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Erica
Species: E. mammosa
Binomial name
Erica mammosa

Erica mammosa (the nine-pin heath) is a species of erica that was naturally restricted to the south-western corner of the Western Cape, South Africa.

It produces masses of flowers in a range of colours from light-pink to orange to bright red. The species name "mammosa" means "with breasts" and refers to the udder-like shape of the flowers.

This plant is increasingly popular as an ornamental garden subject. [1]


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