A low shrub (Erica vulgaris or Calluna vulgaris), with minute evergreen leaves, and handsome clusters of pink flowers. It is used in Great Britain for brooms, thatch, beds for the poor, and for heating ovens. It is also called heather, and ling.
Also, any species of the genus Erica, of which several are European, and many more are South African, some of great beauty. See Illust. of Heather.
A place overgrown with heath; any cheerless tract of country overgrown with shrubs or coarse herbage.
a vegetation dominated by small shrubs with small hard leaves
a waste tract of land. (Macbeth)
A mosaic of mire, acid grassland and area dominated by heathers.
a low evergreen shrub of the family Ericaceae; has small bell-shaped pink or purple flowers
a tract of level wasteland; uncultivated land with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation
a community dominated by low to medium-height (to 1.5 metres) sclerophyllous shrubs
an area of flat uncultivated land with low shrubs.
An area dominated by low-growing shrubs with woody stems and narrow leaves (e.g. heather), which often predominate on acidic or upland soils
A large open area of wasteland; a moor
any of the various low-growing shrubby plants of open wastelands, usually growing on acidic, poorly drained soils
Vegetation structure dominated by shrubs less than 2 m tall, having a foliage cover of 30 - 70% (open-heath) or 70 - 100% (closed-heath).
Erica Arborea, the heath tree is the source of briar burls, from which briar pipes are carved. It grows best in the arid soils of the Meditteranian and Asia Minor.
A heath is an area of open land that is covered with low-growing shrubs like heather.
A low shrub of the family Ericaceae. Well represented in the North Country, particularly in bogs. These Heaths include Bearberry, Cranberry, Labrador Tea, Leatherleaf, Bog Rosemary and Laurel, and, of course, the Blueberries.