Erica verticillata: Whorled heath


Erica verticillata [whorled heath, marsh heath, cape flats erica] is a species of erica that was naturally restricted to the city of Cape Town, South Africa but is now classified as Extinct in the Wild. Although the species became functionally extinct due to agricultural and urban development of its habitat in the early 20th century, cuttings from several plants discovered in the wild in the later 20th century have ensured that the species will continue in cultivation.

Photo: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore, 20130410/14

Source: Wikipedia