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Family Epacridaceae

Epacris longiflora - Coral Heath

A very common shrub on heathlands. It is most spectacular when in flower. Masses of white flowers on a short tube are on the plants, just behind the ends of the branches. The leaves are small and insignificant. They are shaped like cups.

Flowering: Late winter to Spring.

Habitat: heath and open forest, on sandy soils, needs an underground water supply.

Distribution: in Sydney widespread from coast to mountains, but especially common on coastal heath. Also in Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.

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