Comesperma ericinum

Common Name:

Heath Milkwort



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 understory 1

Flower Description:

Pink 1


Erect shrub to 1.5 m 1

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


Image: Lorraine Norden

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Conservation status:

Not threatened


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