4020* Atlantic wet heathlandsGaliciaThese are open vegetation formations with few shrubs, dominated by heaths and gorses (Erica spp., Calluna vulgaris, Ulex spp., and others). They are generally found on acidic, poorly drained soils with a tendency to form boggy conditions, very sensitive to summer droughts, and occupying enclaves that maintain a high level of moisture. The flora in these habitats shows a high level of biodiversity and uniqueness.These are heaths of low-to-medium height with a woody layer consisting of various species (Erica mackayana, Erica tetralix, Erica ciliaris, Erica cinerea, Calluna vulgaris, Daboecia cantabrica, and Ulex gallii). Some herbaceous species are also usually present, such as Deschampsia flexuosa, Juncus squarrosus, and Carum verticillatum, among others.In the northern mountain ranges of Galicia, where we are working with the RURALtXA! project, the endemic heath Erica mackayana dominates over other members of the Ericaceae family. This species flowers from July through November, with umbel-type inflorescence and leaves covered in soft hairs, resulting in the appearance of an impressive pink carpet of vegetation.