Calluna vulgaris

Family Ericaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Naturalised [National Environmental Alert List]
Common namesBiercol, Heather, Ling, Red-heath, Scotch Heather, Scots Heather
SynonymsErica vulgaris L.
Growth formShrub
Seed dispersal morphologyWing/Achene/Pappus
Maximum height (m)1.25
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeAfrica, Asia, Europe, Atlantic Ocean Islands
Exotic range (Australia)TAS
Exotic range (other)Europe, North America, Oceania
Habitat types (exotic)Grasslands, Pastures, Roadsides
Soil type (exotic)Acidic, Infertile - low fertility, Sandy
Decade of introduction1860

Rating [?]

Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 201420161812231312
RCP 8.5 2035 201420161812231312
RCP 8.5 2065 201420161812231312

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

Click thumbnail to enlarge and scroll through maps

Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


Click thumbnail to enlarge and scroll through images