Kidney Weed
Dichondra repens

Summary

The plant is a perennial herb that has a creeping habit, with roots forming at the nodes. The leaves are kidney-shaped to circular. The base of the leaf is heart-shaped (cordate) and its apex emarginated or rounded. The upper and undersurface of the leaf are covered in fine hair. The tiny yellowish-green flowers can appear at any time of the year


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Habitat

The plant often occurs in forest, woodland, and grassland habitat types. It can also be found in lawns, where it may be deliberately planted or come up as a weed

Distribution

Tound in all mainland Australian states and Tasmania

Size

Leaf sizes range from 0.5cm to 2.5cm

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This distribution guide is provided by The Atlas of Living Australia
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