Plants of the Castlemaine District

Yellow Pennywort - a native (Hydrocotyle foveolata)

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Family: Araliaceae (Star-hair family).


Occurrence: Common, but readily overlooked because of its small size.


It is similar to Small Pennywort. Yellow Pennywort differs in that the leaves are more deeply incised (well over half way), readily turn yellow, and the flower clusters (except for the usually stalked terminal cluster) are not stalked. The two species sometimes grow together.

Photos: Kalimna, Castlemaine.