Definitions for "Ericaceae"
Genus of plants which includes azaleas and rhododendrons, often cultivated for ornamental purposes, which prefer strongly acidic soils.
The plant family Ericaceae (also called the heath family or ericaceous plants) are mostly lime-hating or calcifuge plants that thrive in acid soils. The family Ericaceae includes numerous plants from mostly temperate climates: cranberry, blueberry, heath, heather, huckleberry, azalea and rhododendron are well-known examples.