Dichondra repens

Common name: 


Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee (BCDEFGHJKLMNPQRSTVWXYZ) also WA, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas

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

Widespread species that forms dense colonies in dappled shade throughout the Prom, especially along sandy tracks1

Flower description:

Small greenish-cream flowers1


Mat-forming perennial herb1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has distinctive kidney shaped leaves that grow prostrate along the ground in a mat

Image of Dichondra repens
Image of Dichondra repens
Image of Dichondra repens Image: Gill Brown
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.