Goodenia radicans

Shiny Swamp-mat, Swampweed

Prostrate creeping perennial herb rooting at nodes to form succulent mats.

Additional information

  • SynonymSelliera radicans
  • FamilyGoodeniaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • SizeProstrate-40 mm x 1 m
  • Plant groupingAquatic & Semi aquatic
  • LeavesShiny bright green spoon-shaped leaves 1-11 cm x 2-35 mm in erect tufts.
  • Flower colourWhite to mauve
  • Flowering timeOctober to April
  • FlowersSmall fan-shaped flowers on stalks to 5 cm long.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist to wet soil beside water areas. Full sun to full shade.
  • Garden useA ground cover for bog gardens, beside water areas and as a soil binder on moist embankments.
  • Commercially availableGenerally
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites. More common outside the Shire boundary.
Photographer/s: Colleen Miller ©

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