Plants of the Castlemaine District
Urn Heath - native (Melichrus urceolatus)
Family: Ericaceae (Erica family).
Occurrence: Fairly common and widespread in heathy dry forests.
- it is a low spreading shrub
- the leaves taper to a sharp point
- the leaves have conspicuous veins parallel to the main vein
- it has white stalkless flowers, grow from the leaf bases.
The urn-shaped flowers give this plants common name.