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

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

        

image of Hydrocotyle umbellata

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

        

image of Hydrocotyle umbellata

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

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

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_hydrocotyle_umbellata

August