Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2844

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (uncommon to rare elsewhere)

Look for it in moist areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple - peltate
Alternate
Petioles 4-15(25)cm long

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White/Greenish
Peduncle greater than or equal to the length of the petiole
5-merous
5 petals
Inferior ovary
Flowers in simple umbels

FRUIT:
Spring/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 umbellata   FAMILY Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrocotyle umbellata   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-01-001:
Hydrocotyle umbellata   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Marsh Water-pennywort


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image of Hydrocotyle umbellata, Marsh Water-pennywort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hyum_001_lvd

        

image of Hydrocotyle umbellata, Marsh Water-pennywort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_hyum_004_lvd

        

image of Hydrocotyle umbellata, Marsh Water-pennywort

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_h_umbellata_5807

May    Currituck County    NC

Leaves are peltate, 1-3" across, shallowly lobed, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Hydrocotyle umbellata, Marsh Water-pennywort

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_h_umbellata_5813

May    Currituck County    NC

Tiny white flowers are borne in simple umbels, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Hydrocotyle umbellata, Marsh Water-pennywort

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_hydrocotyle_umbellata

August