Liparophyllum exaltatum

Erect Marsh-flower

Erect emergent tufted perennial herb.

Additional information

  • SynonymVillarsia exaltata
  • FamilyMenyanthaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size0.3 m x 1 m; flowering stem to 1.2 m
  • Plant groupingAquatic & Semi aquatic
  • LeavesThick, shiny erect egg-shaped-elliptic or broadly egg-shaped leaves 4-14 cm long, basal leaves on stalks to 76 cm long depending on water depth; base rounded to heart-shaped.
  • Flower colourYellow
  • Flowering timeSeptember to March
  • FlowersErect open branched flowerhead at the end of long flower stalk. Open flowers 16-30 mm wide with scalloped lobes and styles of differing lengths on different flowers of the same plants.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatYes
  • Growing conditionsStill fresh water to 45 cm deep, in permanent swamps and flooded depressions, occurring with sedges. Full sun, semi shade.
  • Garden useAttractive water plant for shallow dams and pools or in wet verges.
  • Commercially availableUnlikely to be available within the Shire of Yarra Ranges
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from the Lysterfield Lake area.
  • Related speciesOrnduffia, which is closely related, is often in deeper water and flowers later. Styles are the same length.
Photographer/s: 1 Richard Hartland ©; 2 Ken Harris ©

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