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Spanish heath (Erica lusitanica)

Invasive Assessment | Impact Assessment | Potential Distribution

Scientific name: Erica lusitanica Rudolphi

Common Name:

Spanish heath


Not declared noxious in Victoria.


Can invade coastal woodland, grassland, heathland, forests and riparian vegetation, as well as disturbed areas, roadsides and weak pasture (Blood 2001; Muyt 2001 and Weber 2003). In California it has invaded damp heaths and wetlands (Picart 1998). In New Zealand, its one of the limiting factors of the plant increasing its range to higher altitudes was frosts limiting new vegetative growth (Mather & Williams 1990).

Photo: Spanish Heath Flowers
Spanish heath flowers
Photo: Mark Imhof
Photo: Spanish Heath Plant
Spanish heath plant
Photo: Mark Imhof

Related Links

Information on Spanish heath on the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment's website (external link).
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