Definition of Erica vagans
1. Noun. Bushy shrub having pink to white flowers; common on the moors of Cornwall and in southwestern Europe; cultivated elsewhere.
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Literary usage of Erica vagans
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1. English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential ...by Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby by Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1796)
"Leaves in fours. Flowers one on each foot-italk. SYN. erica vagans. Linn. Mant. z. 230. E. multiflora. ..."
2. Companion to the Botanical Magazine: Being a Journal, Containing Such by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1836)
"Mr. R. Ball of Mountjoy Square, Dublin, has obligingly communicated the intelligence of erica vagans having been ascertained to be a native of Ireland, ..."
3. Memorials Journal and Botanical Correspondence by Charles Cardale Babington (1897)
"erica vagans is abundant by the wayside throughout most part of the distance. ... We drove over Goonhilly Heath (where the erica vagans was still not over) ..."
4. The Dublin Quarterly Journal of Science by Samuel Haughton (1865)
"In Cornwall, erica vagans grows on serpentine, and one might draw a geological boundary by tracing that of the heath. Dr. Moore considered the plants which ..."
5. Cornish Notes & Queries: (first Series) by Cornish Telegraph, Peter Penn (1906)
"Erica ciliaris and erica vagans are two very handsome heaths, ... erica vagans is the well-known Cornish heath, and covers many acres of land in the Lizard ..."