Plants of the Castlemaine District.

Heath family

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Members of the heath family are small to medium shrubs, or prostrate. They have small tough leaves. The leaf veins are often parallel. Heaths were formerly members of the Epacridaceae, but all of these are now included in the Ericaceae.

heath Honeypots(Acrotriche serrulata) Prostate. Flowers hidden. Narrow pointed leaves. Very Common.
heath Trailing Ground-berry (Acrotriche prostrata) Prostate. Leaves more or less in one plane. Rare.
heath Cranberry Heath(Astroloma humifusum) Prostate. Leaves bluish. Red tube-flowers. Common.
heath Daphne Heath (Brachyloma daphnoides) Shrub. White tube flowers with spreading tips. Very Common.
heath Common Heath (Epacris impressa) Shrub. Tube flowers red, pink or white. Southern areas.
heath Peach Heath (Lissanthe strigosa) Low spreading shrub. Leaves stiff, narrow, sharp. Uncommon.
heath Urn Heath (Melichrus urceolatus) Low spreading shrub. Leaves stiff, narrow, sharp. Moderately common.
heath Prickly Beard-heath (Monotoca scoparia) Medium much-branched shrub. Moderately common to the south.
heath Flame Heath(Stenanthera conostephioides) Shrub. Red tube-flowers. Rare.
heath Pine Heath(Stenanthera pinifolia) Low shrub. Yellow tube-flowers. Pine-like leaves. Rare.