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.