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Family Epacridaceae

Epacris longiflora - Fuchsia Heath

A very common straggly shrub, with sessile, heart-shaped leaves with a pungent point. Flowers are about 2.5 cm long, tubular and bright red with white ends.

Flowering: Late winter to Spring.

Habitat: sheltered rock ledges and hillsides, often in places where direct sunlight never reaches, on sandy soils, needs an underground water supply.

Distribution: in Sydney widespread from coast to mountains. Along the coast and tablelands to Queensland

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