Plants of the Castlemaine District

Swamp Crassula - a native (Crassula helmsii)

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Family: Crassulaceae (Crassula family).

Native of Southern Australia.

Occurrence: In or near standing water. Shallow water of creeks, dams etc, or on mud flats near dams.


It may form dense mats.

img 1: Swamp Crassula. This is the dry land form. Vaughan, growing beside the Loddon River.
2: Swamp Crassula. It was growing in water with Common Reed. The narrow fleshy paired leaves help identify the plant. Note the flower on a slender stalk towards the top of the plant. The submerged portion of the plant is also evident. Forest Creek, Castlemaine.

Small dryland crassulas