This section is from the book "Handbook Of Hardy Trees, Shrubs, And Herbaceous Plants", by W. Botting Hemsley. Also available from Amazon: Handbook of hardy trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants.
Herbs or shrubs. Leaves alternate, rarely opposite, simple, entire, seldom laciniate, stipulate. Flowers axillary and solitary, or cymose, paniculate, or racemose. Pedicels commonly furnished with two bracts. A large order distributed over the whole world. Only one genus need occupy our attention, and therefore we content ourselves with giving its technical characters alone.
1. F. Iaevis. Sea Heath. - A native species with pink flowers, growing in dense patches, and very pretty when in full bloom. There are several other hardy species, none of them very showy.