The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Dichondra, Wonderlawn

Latin Name:

Dichondra repens

Plant Type:

Plant, Weed

Edible Part:

Leaves, Flowers


Dichondra repens, commonly known as kidney weed, Mercury Bay weed, or tom thumb, is a species of flowering plant in the family Convolvulaceae and is native to Australia, New Zealand, and the Indian Ocean islands, Mauritius, Réunion and Rodrigues. It is safe to feed to a tortoise.