Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2013

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare south of VA

Look for it in bogs, marshes, seepages, cliffs and ledges where wet by seepage or spray from waterfalls, sometimes roadside ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple (not peltate)
Alternate
Petioles 1-6cm long

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White/Greenish
5-merous
5 petals
Inferior ovary
Flowers in simple, axillary umbels

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hydrocotyle americana   FAMILY Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrocotyle americana   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-01-005:
Hydrocotyle americana   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Water-pennywort