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) Prostrate. Flowers hidden. Narrow pointed leaves. Very Common.
heath Trailing Ground-berry (Acrotriche prostrata) Prostrate. Leaves more or less in one plane. Rare.
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 Pink Beard-heath (Leucopogon ericoides) Shrub. Small pink or white flowers. Moderately common in Fryers Ridge Forest.
heath Twin-flower Beard-heath (Leucopogon fletcheri) Shrub. Paired hanging white flowers. Localised in Fryers Ridge Forest.
heath Common Beard-heath (Leucopogon virgatus) Low Shrub. White furry flowers. Common and widespread.
heath Prickly Broom-heath (Monotona scoparia) Shrub. Small white bell flowers. Moderately common.
heath Flame Heath(Stenanthera conostephioides) Shrub. Red tube-flowers. Rare.
heath Pine Heath(Stenanthera pinifolia) Low shrub. Yellow tube-flowers. Pine-like leaves. Rare.
heath Cranberry Heath(Styphelia humifusa) Prostate. Leaves bluish. Red tube-flowers. Common.