About Erica patersonii

Next time you pass the point where the western end of Betty’s Bay’s Porter Drive meets Clarence Drive in the next two weeks or so, slow down, take your time and look in a north-easterly direction across the field at the southern end of Ed’s Valley. You’ll see the yellow spikes of Erica patersonii aka ‘Mealie Heath’ spread out across the landscape. Erica patersonii, Mealie Heath, in one of only four known locations, this one at Betty’s Bay. Not everyone gets to see them these days – they are listed as Threatened and occur in…