Common Heath (Epacris impressa)
The Common Heath or Pink Heath (in Victoria) is an erect forming shrub that can grow up to just over 2 m high, although it is usually seen at under 1 m in height. The Pink
Heath form is the official
floral emblem of Victoria.
linear-lanceolate to ovate, 8-15 mm long to 3 mm wide, sharply pointed
and closely crowded on the stems.
colour ranging from white, pink to red. Tubular, up to 2 cm long and
growing in dense clusters in the upper leaf axils, at the end of the
stems. Can be found flowering almost year round.
found in coastal heath and open forest inland. Prefers the wet
soil locations of NSW, SA, TAS, VIC.
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Snapshots of Australia - Wildflower: Common Health.