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infestation (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
light green leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of the somewhat fleshy leaves with bluntly toothed margins (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
flower clusters (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
flowers and flower buds (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of two-lipped flowers with numerous tiny purple spots (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
flowers from side-on (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
immature fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
Plectranthus verticillatus (L. f.) Druce
Plectranthus nummularius Briq.
Labiatae (South Australia)Lamiaceae (Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory)
creeping Charlie, money plant, money-plant, plectranthus, Swedish begonia, Swedish ivy, whorled plectranthus
Native to south-eastern Africa (i.e. South Africa).
Naturalised in some parts of eastern Australia (i.e. in south-eastern Queensland and the coastal districts of northern and central New South Wales).
Naturalised overseas in Puerto Rico and Hawaii.
Swedish ivy (Plectranthus verticillatus) is regarded as a minor environmental weed in south-eastern Queensland.
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