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Family Epacridaceae

Brachyloma daphnoides - Daphne Heath

An erect shrub, with blueish green leaves, and white, bell-shaped flowers. The 5 lobes of the tube spread like a star, the points of which are reddish. The young leaves also have reddish tips.

Flowering: Late winter to Spring.

Habitat: heath and open forest, on sandy soils.

Distribution: in Sydney widespread from coast to mountains, but especially common on coastal heath. Throughout NSW, except in the far west. Also in Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.

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