Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3292

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in stagnant to (less commonly) swiftly flowing waters of swamps pools, backwaters, blackwater streams, per Weakley's Flora

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Aquatic ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple (not peltate)
Petioles 5-25cm long

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/ Greenish
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 petals
Inferior ovary
Flowers in simple umbels

FRUIT:
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrocotyle ranunculoides   FAMILY Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-01-004:
Hydrocotyle ranunculoides   FAMILY Araliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp Water-pennywort