Crassula helmsii

Common Name:

Swamp Crassula



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Lowan Mallee, Gippsland Highlands (ACDEFGHJKLMNPQRSTUVWXZ) also WA, SA, NSW, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Grows along the edge of streams, swamps and ditches. Can tolerate high salt levels 1,2

Flower Description:

White with a tinge of red 1


Perennial aquatic to semi-aquatic herb 1

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 areas 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

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