Euryomyrtus ramosissima

Common Name:

Rosy Baeckea
Rosy heath-myrtle



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 forest 1,2

Flower Description:

Deep pink to white 1


Prostrate shrub to 60 cm tall 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has leaves to 10 mm long in opposite pairs, flowers are 5 petalled and to 15 mm wide 1


Image: Alison Kellow

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Rare in Victoria


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