Leucopogon virgatus

Common name: 

Common Beard-heath

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

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

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

Common in heathlands, woodlands and drier forests on infertile, sandy soils1

Flower description:

White (pink in bud)1


Erect shrub to 50 cm1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

There are two varieties in this species but only var. virgatus is found at the Prom. It has leaves that are longer than 7 mm1

Image of Leucopogon virgatus
Image of Leucopogon virgatus
Image of Leucopogon virgatus Image: David Meagher
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria