Crassula helmsii

Common name: 

Swamp Crassula

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Lowan Mallee, Gippsland Highlands (ACDEFGHJKLMNPQRSTUVWXZ) also WA, SA, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Grows along the edge of streams, swamps and ditches. Can tolerate high salt levels1,2

Flower description:

White with a tinge of red1


Perennial aquatic to semi-aquatic herb1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is similar to C. sieberiana and C. decumbens. Crassula sieberiana has flowers that are born in inflorescences (not singularly as in C. helmsii), C. decumbens is found along roads and tracks in open areas1

Image of Crassula helmsii
Conservation status:

Not threatened


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