Lilaeopsis polyantha

Australian Lilaeopsis, Creeping Crantzia

Creeping perennial herb, rooting along stem, producing erect leaf tufts.

Additional information

  • FamilyApiaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size2-35 cm high
  • Plant groupingAquatic & Semi aquatic
  • LeavesTufts of narrow, cylindrical or slightly flattened yellow-green leaves 1-35 cm x 0.5-5 mm. Leaves are hollow and partitioned.
  • Flower colourPurple
  • Flowering timeOctober to May
  • FlowersClusters of 2-10 stalked flowers, common stalk 6-45 mm long, curving down in fruit.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsAquatic to semi-aquatic in fresh water or around margins of water areas. Full sun, semi shade. Known from few sites within the Shire.
  • Garden useAn interesting little plant for creeping around edges or in the shallows of pools and dams.
  • Commercially availableWholesale only - order in advance
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites. Scattered throughout Victoria.
Photographer/s: Peter Kinchington ©

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