4 responses to “Erica arborea”

  1. Michael

    In Yorkshire a briar was a common name for a thorny bush in the family Rosaceae, usually hawthorn or wild rose. I was told that pipe bowls were made from Hawthorn roots.

  2. michael aman

    Thanks for adding the U.S. equivalents to the metric. But I must admit that I was diligently doing the math in my head, making the conversions, and becoming a better citizen of the Rest-of-the-World.

  3. Tiiu Mayer

    So very informative and interesting to read about the qualities of briar. Who would believe that it can withstand a temperature of 700 degrees C before igniting!!!! I suppose curled dry birch bark might have the lowest temp point for ignition?

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