Common Heath

Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Epacris
Species: impressa
Main Flower Colour: Red

Description

The plant family Ericaceae (heaths and heathers) is widespread in many parts of the globe, particularly Europe and South Africa. It contains a number of widely cultivated plants such as Erica, Rhododendron and Pieris .

Like most of Australia's members of the Ericaceae, Epacris belongs to the subfamily Styphelioideae, which was formerly classified as a separate family, the Epacridaceae. ... source: Australian Native Plants Society (Australia)

The plants have an erect habit and can grow to 2 to 3 metres high, although plants in the range of 0.5 to 1 metre tall are more commonly observed. The branches are stiff and have small leaves with prickly, pointed apices that are 8 to 16 mm long. The flowers, which mainly occur between late autumn and early spring are white, pink or red in colour and appear in dense clusters along the stems. ... source: Wikipedia

Flowering start in July and ends in October.

Identification

The main flower colour is red.

References

http://www.anbg.gov.au/gnp/interns-2013/epacris-impressa.html

http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:apni.taxon:699569

Created: 08 Nov 2014 - Member - Stephen L (Clare SA)
Updated: 19 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

KAN - Kanmantoo

Specifics

Kangaroo Island

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