Cross-leaved heath favours wetter areas of peat and can often be found in watershed zones. Here at Foulshaw both ericas show distinctly, so it's the perfect opportunity to look closely at their structures.
To show something of ericas at different seasons I search my photographic archives for images from a range of different locations.
Cross-leaved heath, Erica tetralix
Heather, ling, Calluna vulgaris
Bell heather, Erica cinerea
7 September 2023 Images from Foulshaw Moss ( 6 images above)
10 July 2015 Cross-leaved heath and Bell heather. Loch Sgiopoirt South Uist, Outer Hebrides
15 September 2022 Yorkshire Dales, Bell heather, Erica cinerea
15 August 2010 Cross-leaved heath, Bell heather, Ling. Lingmoor
4 August 2014 Cross-leaved heath , Simpson Ground
24 November 2016 Cross-leaved heath in frost, Walla Crag
Cross-leaved heath (Erica tetralix), Bell heather (Erica cinerea) and Heather or Ling (Erica vulgaris)