Common heath  (Epacris impressa), pink native flower with long bell-shape
Common heath (Epacris impressa) (photograph: Dan Broun)

Common heath

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Common heath is native to Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. The plant is widespread from sea level up to 800m, and is found in drier environments​. The flowers range from white and shades of pink, through to a deep red. Commen heath often grows in large populations of the same colour, but can sometimes vary. Common heath is a low shrub, with small, sharply pointed leaves. Flowers occur throughout the year, dependent on the area.

Common name: Common heath

Scientific name: Epacris impressa​

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