Plants of the Castlemaine district
Prickly Beard-heath - native (Monotoca scoparia)
Family:Ericaceae (Erica family).
Occurrence: Moderately common to common to the south e.g. Fryers Ridge Road and Porcupine Ridge Road.
- is a small to medium much-branched shrub
- the small leaves taper more or less abruptly to a sharp point
- it has small white bell flowers.
Photo 1: Fryers Ridge Road. 2, 3: Loop Track, Porcupine Ridge.