Hydrocotyle foveolata

Common name: 

Yellow Pennywort


(alternate family: Apiaceae)

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Lowan Mallee, Wannon, Grampians, Riverina, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEHJKMNPRSTUVWXZ) also SA, NSW, Tas

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

Often found in sandy-soils in woodlands or growing amongst rocks1

Flower description:



Spreading erect annual herb1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Small annual herb- other species in the genus present at the prom are perennial herbs2,1

Image of Hydrocotyle foveolata
Image of Hydrocotyle foveolata
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
2 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.