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