Leucopogon ericoides

Common name: 

Pink Beard-heath

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Lowan Mallee, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEJKMNPRSTUVWXZ) also SA, NSW, Tas

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

Common in the northern heathlands1

Flower description:

White flowers and pink buds1


Slender shrub 30-200 cm high2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This beard-heath has leaves that are sharply pointed, oblong and on furry branchlets. The fruit (a drupe) is tiny1

Image of Leucopogon ericoides
Image of Leucopogon ericoides
Conservation status:

Not threatened


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