Heather honey is made from nectar collected from the tiny purple bell-shaped flower of the common heather plant (Calluna vulgaris), so named because of its domination of many areas of heath and boglands, and also known as ling heather.
Other heather species, such as the bell heather (Erica species), flower earlier and are less common which makes them less viable for honey.
Calluna vulgaris or Ling Heather takes its name from the ancient Greek meaning broom as heather boughs were often tied together and used for sweeping. It is a low growing evergreen native of Europe with a liking for dry acidic soils.
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