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(The Heath Family)


Family Description:

This family includes shrubs, small trees, and herbaceous plants of which many are evergreen. The leaves can be alternate, opposite, or whorled and are simple and estipulate. The flowers come in a wide variety of forms are 4-merous or 5-merous; the fruits are usually berries or capsules. Members of the family tend to grow in acidic soils.

Plants in Family:

Kalmia latifolia Rhododendron maximum Vaccinium corymbosum -