While searching for the Bilberry/Cowberry Hybrid on Norland Moor
I came across this winter flowering heather.
This heather is in the Erica family like our local heathers
Cross-leaved Heath (Erica tetralix) and Bell Heather (Erica cinerea)
This is a hybrid called Darley Dale Heath (Erica x darleyensis)
It is of garden origin but has naturalised on a few moors around the country
It has very prominent anthers.
Another flower adding a splash of colour on the moor top.
My first sight of Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) this year.