Flower and leaves. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, ACT

Flowers on stems. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, near Bungendore, NSW

Carpet. Photo: Don Wood, south coast, NSW

Common Name

Swamp Stonecrop, Swamp Crassula




Annual forb to 20cm tall, or trailing, often mat-forming, in water or mud. Leaves sometimes slightly fleshy, opposite each other, the leaves of each pair united at the base to form a collar round the stem, 0.2-1.2cm long, 0.8-3mm wide, flat, tips pointed. Flowers small (less than 3mm across), with 4 white petals, solitary on stalks arising from the bases of the leaves.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 341

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