Hydrocotyle verticillata

Common name: 

Shield Pennywort

Family: 

Araliaceae
(alternate family: Apiaceae)

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEKMNPTUVWXZ)

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

Freshwater swamps, ponds and along creeks and streams1

Flower description:

Creamy yellow1

Habit:

Sometimes aquatic herb1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Lamina (leaf) almost circular (not dissected as in other species)1

Images:
Image of Hydrocotyle verticillata
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria