A newly named heather marks a community heritage project in Dorset.

A strange variant of bell heather was found by Dr John Wright on Sandford Heath in Dorset a few years ago and it has just been given a name: ‘Sandford Heritage’ (registered no. E.2011.02).

This also happens to be the name of a community heritage programme in the Sandford area – it has the by-line “Cordite, Clay & Calluna”!

For more on its excellent work, and for pictures of the local heathers, which include the Dorset heath Erica ciliaris, go to the Project’s website.