Plants of the Castlemaine District
Pink Beard-heath - native (Leucopogon ericoides)
Family: Ericaceae (Erica family).
Occurrence: It is moderately common in parts of Fryers Ridge forest.
- it has tough sharp-pointed leaves
- the veins in the leaf are more or less parallel to the main vein
- the leaves are curved backwards
- it has clusters of small pink or white tube flowers along the branches
- the flowers are stalkless.
- the insides of the petals are furry.
leuco: white; pogon a beard, referring to the bearded petals.
Photo 1, 2: Fryers Ridge. 3: Fryerstown.