A semi aquatic erect perennial herb from 0.3 to 1 metre high. Villarsia latifolia occurs in moist places, banks of watercourses and swamps. Yellow flowers are produced from spring to summer. It can tolerate dense shade.
Ashendon, Bailup, Baskerville, Bedfordale, Beechina, Bickley, Brigadoon, Canning Mills, Carmel, Chidlow, Darlington, Gidgegannup, Glen Forrest, Gooseberry Hill, Gorrie, Hacketts Gully, Hovea, Jane Brook, Jarrahdale, Kalamunda, Karragullen, Karrakup, Kelmscott, Keysbrook, Lesmurdie, Mahogany Creek, Martin, Millenden, Mount Helena, Mundaring, North Dandalup, Orange Grove, Parkerville, Paulls Valley, Pickering Brook, Piesse Brook, Red Hill, Reservoir, Roleystone, Sawyers Valley, Serpentine, Stoneville, The Lakes, Walliston, Whitby, Wooroloo