Euryomyrtus ramosissima

Common name: 

Rosy Baeckea
Rosy heath-myrtle

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Otway Plain, Midlands, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, East Gippsland, Snowfields (DEHJKMNPRSTWXZ) also SA, NSW, Tas

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

Sandy or gravelly soils on the east coast in heathland, woodland or dry forest1,2

Flower description:

Deep pink to white1

Habit:

Prostrate shrub to 60 cm tall2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has leaves to 10 mm long in opposite pairs, flowers are 5 petalled and to 15 mm wide1

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Conservation status:

Rare in Victoria

References:

1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria