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Family Epacridaceae

Sprengelia incarnata - Pink Swamp Heath

An erect low shrub, with pointed leaves, which characteristically sheath the stem. The flowers are borne in branched clusters. The flowers are pink. The sepals are as long as the petals and have the same colour, so it appears the flowers have 10 petals.

Flowering: Late winter to early Spring.

Habitat: wet open heath, on sandy soils.

Distribution: in Sydney widespread from coast to mountains. Also on NSW north coast and northern tablelands, south coast and southern tablelands. Also in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

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