Answer: Dichondra micrantha is a ground hugging plant that spreads by rooting surface runners. It has small, round leaveas that look like miniature water lily pads. In shade, and with heavy feeding a watering, it can grow to 6" tall. It was once a popular lawn substitute in southern California landscapes. It's fallen out of favor though because flea beetles loved to feed on big panels of the plant. Used between stepping stones it stays low and rarely needs mowing. You should be able to find seeds of dichondra in the grass seed area of local nurseries.
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