Low-growing deciduous undershrub, this hairless plant is found mostly on acid heathland and damp mountainsides. Growing to not more than 60cm high, it bears solitary, drooping pale green-pink globular flowers (4-6mm long) which have 5 rolled-back lobes and are on angled stems. They bloom from April to July. The pale green leaves are oval with finely-toothed margins and short stalks. The plant bears fleshy purple-black berries (5-10mm across) with a blue bloom on them in autumn. This is a native plant which belongs to the Ericaceae family
My earliest record of this plant is on Djouce mountain, Co Wicklow in 1977 and I photographed it at Bookie's Bridge, Co Wicklow in 2007.
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