Erica vagans. Cornish heath.

Life-form & Growth Form:  

Nanophanerophyte. Woody Perennial. Little/no vegetative spread.  

Flowering period: 

July to September.


Sandy heath & dunes. Over ultrabasic rocks and on moist grey soils. Lowland. Blanket bog acid moss peat.  


Excessive sheep grazing. Heath fires. Poaching of ground by sheep. Encroachment of Molinia caerulea and Myrica gale scrub. Cattle trampling is no longer able to activate seed germination.  

Static distribution map:
Erica vagans
Erica vagans
For an interactive map follow this link to the BSBI webpage