Crassula peduncularis

Purple Crassula

Tiny erect or drooping annual or short-lived perennial herb with much branched reddish stems, rooting at nodes to form dense cushions.

Additional information

  • FamilyCrassulaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeto 5 cm high
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesPairs of succulent, narrow lance-shaped purplish leaves 1.5-4.2 mm x 0.3-0.6 mm, convex on both sides.
  • Flower colourWhite, tinged with red
  • Flowering timemostly August to November
  • FlowersSingle tiny erect flowers per pair of leaves on long stalks.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMuddy soils around pools. Semi to dappled shade.
  • Garden useA tiny plant for a bog garden.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Very restricted distribution within the Shire. More common outside the Shire boundary.
Photographer/s: 1 Murray Fagg ©; 2 Neil Blair, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©

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