Hydrocotyle muscosa

Common Name:

Mossy Pennywort



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, East Gippsland (CDEJKNPTZ)
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Swamps and stream margins 1

Flower Description:

Deep purple-red 2


Prostrate perennial herb 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are almost hairless, petals are a deep purple-red 2


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

Utas VicFlora

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1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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