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Scientific Name:Selliera radicans
Photo: Swamp Weed Flower
Swamp Weed flowers
Ex Matters & Bozon


Native to South Australia, New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria. Also in New Zealand and southern Chile.

Other Common Name:

Shiny Swamp-mat

Plant Description:

Perennial. Arises from underground stems (rhizomes), singly or in groups and often looks as if individual leaves are growing out of the ground. Fleshy, hairless and creeping with spoon-shaped, bright green leaves, up to 10 cm long. Pale whitish, fan-like flowers (5 petals to one side), 6-8 mm long, grey-purplish on the outside. Flowering mainly in summer.


Sandy, loams, clay soils. Frequently in damp to water-logged depressions. Found in salt marshes. It is a good indicator of soils which may be both water-logged and saline.

RegionSalinity ClassWaterlogging Class
Central and Northern, Wimmera, Western, GippslandS0, S1, S2, S3W2, W3

Swamp Weed Photos

Photo:  Swamp Weed leaf
Swamp Weed leaf
Photo: A J Brown
Photo:  Swamp Weed plants
Swamp Weed plant
Photo: A J Brown

Photo:  Swamp Weed flowers
Swamp Weed flower
Photo: A J Brown

Photo:  Swamp Weed flowers
Swamp Weed flower
Photo: A J Brown

Swamp weed with Salt Blown-grass
Swamp Weed with Salt Blown-grass
Photo: A J Brown

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