Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Calluna vulgaris ‘Kinlochruel’

Family: Ericaceae

Common name: SCOTS HEATHER

Native to: Azores, Northern Europe, Siberia, Western Europe, Western North America

Sentiment: protection


Type: shrub

Forms: clumping, dense form, erect, open form, spreading

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 0.80 feet

Max width: 1.3 feet


white/off white




Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, bee

Plant features: evergreen

Exposure: part shade, sun

Propagates by: seed

fall color

flowers in fall

flowers in summer

Soil acidity: acidic

Soil types: loam, sandy

USDA Zones: zone 5 to -20 f, zone 6 to -10 f, zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: -20 to +30 °F

Water: regular