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prickly heath
Gaultheria mucronata
Gaultheria mucronata
prickly heath Heather Family
Gaultheria mucronata Ericaceae
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English common name
  •prickly heath
Spanish common name
accepted scientific name
  •Gaultheria mucronata (L. f.) Hook. & Arn.
rules for finding collection records
  •Gaultheria mucronata (335)
  •Pernettya mucronata (107)
family name
Image Author: ©2008 George Shepherd, Natalie Tapson
Image License: CC BY-NC-SA
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Category: Shrubs
Flowers: Five petals, Bell shaped flowers
Petal colors: color
Flower size is about 0.25 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Simple
Plant Observed beginning of October thru end of May
Native to southern Argentina and Chile

How Likely at this Location (72%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (36%)
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