Heather is small low-growing plant usually found on peat
soil in mountainous areas. The plant blooms in the autumn and canbe shades
of pink or purple. White heather is said to bring good luck.Deer and grouse
love to eat the young shoots of the plant which grows in Ireland and Scotland.
Brushes and dye were made from heather in olden days .An old saying goes-"there
is gold under furze, silver under rushes,hunger under heather".Nowadays
people grow this plant in their gardens.It is even a lady's name.