Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park
plant's scientific name Calluna derives from the Greek 'to brush'
- bunches of heather were tied together and used as a broom. Ancient peoples
used heather in basket weaving, thatching, bedding and even in the walls
of crofts. Heather flowers are commonly purple in colour, but less common
is white heather - traditionaly considered to be 'lucky'