Tree Heath

This is a shrub with limited presence in south Lesvos, the west side of the Gera Bay, the vicinity of Parakoila. It belongs to the species of sclerophyllous perennials. This is a shrub growing up to 5 m tall, with club-like, upright branches and pleasant in odor. It blooms from March to May. It is also used as firewood. The heather is very useful to bee-keeping. Its roots are made into excellent quality smoking pipes.