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ERICALES Bercht. & J.Presl, 1820 (heaths, heathers, azaleas, primroses, loosestrifes and balsams)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Order)

BALSAMINACEAE (balsams) Family 3 subtaxa  
Impatiens L. (balsams)
Impatiens capensis (Orange Balsam), eg: Impatiens capensis (Orange Balsam) - Seedling, 4 leaves, top view Impatiens glandulifera (Indian Balsam, Himalayan Balsam), eg: Impatiens glandulifera (Indian Balsam, Himalayan Balsam) - Flower - side view Impatiens parviflora (Small Balsam), eg: Impatiens parviflora (Small Balsam) - Flower - side view
Genus 3 subtaxa 2 ident refs
DIAPENSIACEAE (diapensias) Family 1 subtaxon  
Diapensia lapponica L. (Diapensia) Species   1 ident refs
ERICACEAE (heaths, heathers, rhododendrons, azaleas & wintergeeens)
Andromeda polifolia (Bog Rosemary, Bog-rosemary), eg: Andromeda polifolia (Bog Rosemary, Bog-rosemary) - Flowering shoot Arbutus (strawberry trees), eg: Arbutus unedo (Strawberry-tree) - Leaf - normal shoot - under surface - leaf base Arctostaphylos (bearberries), eg: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Bearberry) - Foliage - close-up Calluna vulgaris (Heather), eg: Calluna vulgaris (Heather) - Plant Empetrum nigrum (Crowberry, Crowberry Agg.), eg: Empetrum nigrum subsp. nigrum (Crowberry) - Plant Erica (bell heathers), eg: Erica vagans (Cornish Heath) - Flower stalk bases Gaultheria (prickly heaths), eg: Gaultheria mucronata (Prickly Heath) - Berries - close-up - top view Kalmia (sheep- and bog-laurels), eg: Kalmia procumbens (Trailing Azalea) - Plant Monotropa hypopitys (Yellow Bird's-nest), eg: Monotropa hypopitys subsp. hypopitys (a subspecies of flowering plant) - Plant Pyrola (wintergreens), eg: Pyrola minor (Common Wintergreen) - Inflorescence Rhododendron (rhododendrons and azaleas), eg: Rhododendron ponticum (Rhododendron) - Tree - in situ Vaccinium (bilberries and cranberries), eg: Vaccinium oxycoccos (Cranberry) - Shoot with flower - close-up
Family 22 subtaxa 12 ident refs
POLEMONIACEAE (Jacob’s ladder and phloxes) Family 1 subtaxon  
Polemonium caeruleum L. (Jacob’S-ladder)
Plant - in situ
PRIMULACEAE (primroses, loosestrifes and pimpernels)
Anagallis (pimpernels), eg: Anagallis arvensis ssp arvensis forma arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel) - Flower - reverse Cyclamen (cyclamens), eg: Cyclamen repandum ssp. repandum (a spring sowbread) - Plant Glaux maritima (Sea Milkwort, Sea-milkwort), eg: Glaux maritima (Sea Milkwort, Sea-milkwort) - Plant - in situ Hottonia palustris (Water-violet), eg: Hottonia palustris (Water-violet) - Plants growing in ditch Lysimachia (yellow loosestrifes), eg: Lysimachia punctata (Dotted Loosestrife) - Flower spike Primula (cowslips and primroses), eg: Primula veris x vulgaris = P. x polyantha (false oxlip) - Flower Samolus valerandi (Brookweed), eg: Samolus valerandi (Brookweed) - Plant - tall Trientalis europaea (Chickweed Wintergreen, Chickweed-wintergreen), eg: Trientalis europaea (Chickweed Wintergreen, Chickweed-wintergreen) - Plants
Family 20 subtaxa 9 ident refs
SARRACENIACEAE (pitcher plants) Family 2 subtaxa  
Sarracenia purpurea L. (Pitcher Plant, Pitcherplant) Species   1 ident refs
Unidentified Sarraceniaceae (Unidentified Pitcher Plants) Unidentified    

Suggested Literature

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 19 general literature references to ERICALES (heaths, heathers, azaleas, primroses, loosestrifes and balsams)

ERICALES may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(vascular plants)
(flowering plants)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 872 feeding and other relationships of ERICALES (heaths, heathers, azaleas, primroses, loosestrifes and balsams)

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