Soleirolia Soleirolii Helxine

Soleirolia soleirolii is a species of dicotyledonous plants of the Urticaceae family, native to the western Mediterranean basin (Tyrrhenian plant). It is the only species of the genus Soleirolia (monotypic genus). It is sometimes also called Soleirole, or Hélixine or Helxine (its former genus name) or “Angel Tear”.

This herbaceous, dwarf perennial, with shallow creeping roots, forms clumps or carpets, which make it appreciated as a ground cover plant (likely to become invasive when the environmental conditions suit it perfectly (temperate to subtropical environments but constantly humid and shady ).

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