Scientific NameDichondra repens
Size and formA matting and prostrate herb that spreads widely.
Flowers, leaves and fruitInsignificant, small, pale green flowers from September to January. Leaves are green, rounded and kidney-shaped with a long pedicel (1-5cm). The horizontal stems root at nodes to form a dense mat.
Growing conditionsSuitable for well-drained soils in part-shade and full-shade positions. Often planted in shady positions. It is a useful alternative to lawn.