Crassula decumbens var. decumbens

Spreading or Rufous Crassula

Succulent reddish annual herb with upright to spreading branches to 15cm long, sometimes rooting at the leaf nodes.

Additional information

  • FamilyCrassulaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeprostrate to 8 cm high
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesSmall narrow lance-shaped leaves 2.5-9 mm x 0.4-1.5 mm, tips pointed, convex on both sides..
  • Flower colourWhite to cream
  • Flowering timeAugust to November
  • FlowersOne or more branched flowerheads of tiny stalked flowers in leaf axils of the 3 lowest nodes.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsSeasonally moist to boggy soil. Semi shade.
  • Garden useA tiny plant for a bog garden.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusRestricted distribution within the Shire, where it may be quite common. Widespread in Victoria.
Photographer/s: Peter Kinchington ©

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