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Centella cordifolia

Centella

Creeping perennial herb, rooting at leaf nodes.

Additional information

  • FamilyApiaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • SizeProstrate x 1-2 m
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesRound to heart-shaped light green leaves with scalloped edges 0.5-4 cm x 0.6-5 cm on stalks 1-20 cm long.
  • Flower colourWhite to pink
  • Flowering timeAugust to January
  • FlowersClusters of tiny flowers on stalks to 4 cm long.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatYes
  • Growing conditionsMoist to wet soils on floodplains and near watercourses. Full sun, partial shade.
  • Garden useBog areas and beside pools as a matting plant.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: 1 Marilyn Bull ©; 2 Peter Kinchington ©

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