Hydrocotyle muscosa

Common name: 

Mossy Pennywort


(alternate family: Apiaceae)

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, East Gippsland (CDEJKNPTZ)

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

Swamps and stream margins1

Flower description:

Deep purple-red2


Prostrate perennial herb2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are almost hairless, petals are a deep purple-red2

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Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria