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Dichondra repens|Kidney-weed

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Dense creeping perennial herb spreading by roots from leaf nodes to form mats.
Size (W x H)
Hairy kidney-shaped leaves 5-25mm x 5-30mm, often notched at the tip. Stalks 10-50mm long.
Single tiny flowers on stalks 10-60mm long.
Flower colour
Flower time
September to December
Growing conditions
Widespread in well drained soils in moist to dry forests. Frost tolerant. Partial to full shade.
Commonly used for
Excellent ground cover creating a dense mat in moist shady areas. Can be used as a grass alternative in light traffic areas.
Available at indigenous nursery
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory