|natural = heath|
|A dwarf-shrub habitat, characterised by open, low growing woody vegetation, often dominated by plants of the Ericaceae.|
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|Status: de facto|
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A heath or heathland is a dwarf-shrub habitat, characterized by open, low growing woody vegetation, often dominated by plants of the Ericaceae (Heather).on Wikipedia
Heaths are widespread worldwide but are fast disappearing and considered a rare habitat in Europe.
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This tag should not be used for:
- parks which happen to be named "Something Heath" (e.g., "Hampstead Heath"; quite common in England). A park should be tagged leisure=park even if it has "heath" in the name. Only if it is genuinely a heath fitting the description above (and not primarily regarded as a normal public park) then use this tag.
- areas dominated by taller shrubs - use natural=scrub instead.
- areas primarily covered by non-woody plants like grasses - use natural=grassland or landuse=meadow instead.