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Leucopogon ericoides

Pink Beard-heath

Slender erect wiry shrub with hairy branchlets.

Additional information

  • FamilyEricaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size0.3-2 m x 0.3-1 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesPrickly convex oblong to elliptic dull green leaves 3-15 mm x 1-2.5 mm, variously hairless, rough or hairy above or below, parallel veined below, margins strongly curved under.
  • Flower colourWhite or pink, buds pink
  • Flowering timeAugust to October
  • FlowersShort erect spikes of 2-8 (usually 3) small, densely bearded flowers in upper leaf axils. Fruit a dryish single-seeded berry (drupe).
  • Bird attractingBerries
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWell drained soil in heathy woodlands, occasionally in moist forests. Semi shade.
  • Garden useDrift through trees as an understorey. Use in rockeries and cottage gardens.
  • Commercially availableSpecialist Australian plant nursery
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from few local sites. More common outside the Shire boundary.
  • Aboriginal Use Food - drupes
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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