Crassula sarmentosa var sarmentosa

Prostrate, spreading perennial herb, hardly branched. Leaves ovate, 2-3.5 cm long, 1.5-2 cm wide, generally with a minutely toothed red margin, abruptly narrowed to a short petiole. Flower clusters terminal. Flowers 5-parted, star-like, white tinged with red.

Naturalised but uncommon in sclerophyll coastal forests of S NSW, sparingly in Vic.

C. spathulata Thunb. is very similar and occasionally grown; it differs in having 4-angled stems and leaves cordate at the base. It is naturalised in 2 locations in Vic.

S Africa.

Source: Stajsic, V.; Spencer, R.; Forster, P.; Thompson, A. (2002). Crassulaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     [Saxifraganae]
order      Saxifragales
family       Crassulaceae
genus        Crassula L.
species         Crassula sarmentosa Harvey