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 soils 1

Flower Description:

White (pink in bud) 1


Erect shrub to 50 cm 1

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 mm 1


Image: David Meagher

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

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