Pale Pink Heath

Most of the Heath on our property is white or deep pink. This is the first pale pink flowering plant I’ve found.

Common Heath can have white, pink or red flowers.  We don’t have any red flowering heath here, but it is found in a reserve about ten minutes drive down the road. Over the years I have found about 3 or 4 plants with deep pink flowers, but predominantly we have white flowering Heath on our property.

In January I found a small Heath plant with pale pink flowers. It was on the edge of bracken-covered ground,  growing in moss in the area we call the transition zone – a primarily grassed area between the bush and the dam.  At the time I didn’t have my macro lens with me, so I took a quick snap, intending to return.  By the time I did, I couldn’t find the plant again.  I think I need to invest in a portable GPS and mark significant plants.

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