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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Crassula helmsii
synonym:   Tillaea helmsii
Common Name:new zealand pigmyweed , spreading crassula , swamp crassula , swamp stonecrop
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Aquatic
Full Sun
Boggy, Aquatic
30 cm high
Foliage:Pairs of succulent, narrow green to reddish pointed leaves 3-18 mm x 0.4-3 mm, flat above, convex below. Submerged leaves broader.
Flowers:Single tiny white, tinged with red open flowers on long stalks per pair of leaves, November-April
Fast grower, can be invasive. Plants may creep or float depending on the depth of water. Fast growing plant which provides a dense cover on the walls of and in ponds and dam. Copes with high salt levels. Excellent for suppressing weeds. Aquarium plant.

  1. Whitehorse Council
  2. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  3. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  4. Australian Plant Society (NSW)
  5. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  6. Agriculture Victoria
  7. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)

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