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Purple heather   /pˈərpəl hˈɛðər/   Listen
Purple heather

noun
1.
Semi-prostrate evergreen herb of western United States.  Synonyms: Brewer's mountain heather, Phyllodoce breweri.






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"Purple heather" Quotes from Famous Books



... the aeropile came the Wealden Heights, the line of Hindhead, Pitch Hill, and Leith Hill, with a second row of wind-wheels that seemed striving to rob the downland whirlers of their share of breeze. The purple heather was speckled with yellow gorse, and on the further side a drove of black oxen stampeded before a couple of mounted men. Swiftly these swept behind, and dwindled and lost colour, and became scarce moving specks that ...
— When the Sleeper Wakes • Herbert George Wells

... when sudden rays of sunlight fall upon the steep slopes of bracken and heather and on the precipitous rocks above, the blazing colours seem almost unreal and the scenery suggests Scotland more than any other part of England. From the edges of the canon, purple heather and ling stretch away on either side to the most distant horizons, and one can walk for miles in almost any direction without encountering a human being and rarely a house of any description. The few cottages that now stand in lonely isolation in different parts ...
— The Evolution Of An English Town • Gordon Home

... than November. All the way to Penmaenmawr the flowers showed us what they could do in summer, whether in field or garden, and there was one beautiful hill on which immense sweeps and slopes of yellow gorse and purple heather boldly stretched separately, or mingled their dyes in the fearlessness of nature when she spurns the canons of art. I suppose there is no upholsterer or paperhanger who would advise mixing or matching yellow and purple in the decoration of a room, but here the outdoor effect rapt the eye in a transport ...
— Seven English Cities • W. D. Howells

... with hackles up for slaughter, The otter hounds on Irfon as they part the alder bowers, The tufters drawing to their stag above the Horner Water, The setters on Ben Lomond when the purple heather flowers. ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, April 11, 1917 • Various



Words linked to "Purple heather" :   genus Phyllodoce, Phyllodoce, heath, Phyllodoce breweri



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