Hydrocotyle verticillata

Common Name:

Shield Pennywort



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 streams 1

Flower Description:

Creamy yellow 1


Sometimes aquatic herb 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

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


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

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