Sprengelia incarnata

Common name: 

Pink Swamp-heath

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, Snowfields, East Gippsland (CDEJKNPSTXZ) also SA, NSW, Tas

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

Common in damp habitats on northern heathlands1

Flower description:



Prickly erect shrub to 2 m1,2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This is a prickly shrub that has flowers on the end of short branches. Its leaves completely sheath the stems at their bases. Flowers are pink, with darker centres2

Image of Sprengelia incarnata
Image of Sprengelia incarnata Image: Freya Thomas
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