Comesperma ericinum

Common name: 

Heath Milkwort

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, ?Snowfields, East Gippsland (JNPRSTVWYZ) also Qld, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Heathlands and heathy understory1

Flower description:

Pink1

Habit:

Erect shrub to 1.5 m1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is found in similar habitats to Comesperma calymega but it is a larger plant (C. calymega is to 0.6 m tall) and has pink flowers (not blue)1

Images:
Image of Comesperma ericinum
Image of Comesperma ericinum
Image of Comesperma ericinum
Image of Comesperma ericinum Image: Lorraine Norden
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.