Plants of the Castlemaine District

Common Heath - native (Epacris impressa)



Family: Ericaceae (Erica family). It was formerly included in the Epacridaceae family.


Occurrence: It grows south of Castlemaine e.g. Fryers Ridge, where it is moderately common.


Common Heath is Victoria's floral emblem.

Name. Epacris: from epi upon; acris a hill-top, from the habitat of the first named species.

Photos 1: Garden plant. 2-4: Colour variations. Fryers Ridge.

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