Kidney-weed

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Dichondra repens


Dense mat-forming herb to 5 cm high. Leaves kidney-shaped, up to 2 cm long. Flowers tiny, greenish-white or yellow with five petals, held near the leaf bases.


Details
Flora Type
Herbs
Distinctive Features

Kidney-shaped leaves covered with fine hairs.

Biology

Perennial. Tolerant of most conditions. Grows vigorously from rhizomes.

Native Status
Native
Flowering Time

Mainly spring and summer.

Taxonomy
Phylum
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Class
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Order
Solanales
Family
Convolvulaceae
Genus
Dichondra
Species
repens

Provides habitat for skinks.


Interesting Facts
Similar Species

D. repens has flower stalks 10-60mm long, straight in fruit, while Dichondra sp. Inglewood has stalks 10 mm long, bent in fruit.

Native Status
Native