The floral Emblem of Victoria

By Shayan.H

The Pink Heath

Representatives of interested Victorian government departments, societies and individuals met on 18 September 1951 and unanimously agreed on Common Heath as the State floral emblem.

The pink form of Common Heath, Epacris impressa, was proclaimed the floral emblem of Victoria on 11 November 1958.

Victoria was the first Australian State to give official recognition to such an emblem.

Common Heath is a slender, upright shrub which grows to about a metre in height. The rigid, alternate leaves are stalkless and fairly narrow. They range from 4 to 16 mm in length and are sharply pointed.

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