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New Zealand Pigmyweed

Crassula helmsii

Plant Data

Order:
Saxifragales
Family:
Crassulaceae (Stonecrop)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Small, white-to-pinkish, 4 petals that are longer than the sepals. Flowers are absent on submerged plants. Flowers have stalks arising from the base of the leaves.
Fruit:
2 to 5 elliptical, glabrous seeds (follicles). Up to 5mm in length.
Leaves:
The succulent leaves are arranged in opposite pairs along the stem. They are linear, stalkless and reach a maximum length of 2.5cm.
Maximum Size:
30cm tall.
Aroma:
Flowers have a very distinctive honey-like smell.
Other Names:
Australian Swamp Stonecrop.
Habitats:
Ditches, mud, ponds, waterside.