Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3668

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in pine savannas, pondshores, ditches, and a wide variety of other moist to wet habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems)
Leaves have long petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer
Whitish
5-merous
Sepals obsolete
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 (10/20/20):
Centella erecta   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Centella erecta   FAMILY Apiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-02-001:
Centella asiatica   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Centella repanda

 

COMMON NAME:
Centella, Erect Coinleaf, False Pennywort


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image of Centella erecta, Centella, Erect Coinleaf, False Pennywort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_ceer2_002_lvd

        

image of Centella erecta, Centella, Erect Coinleaf, False Pennywort

JK Marlow    jkm160415_155

April    Turner County    GA

Sometime included in C. asiatica, which otherwise has Old World distribution, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Centella erecta, Centella, Erect Coinleaf, False Pennywort

JK Marlow    jkm160416_338

April    Lowndes County    GA

image of Centella erecta, Centella, Erect Coinleaf, False Pennywort

JK Marlow    jkm140601_301

May    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

image of Centella erecta, Centella, Erect Coinleaf, False Pennywort

JK Marlow    jkm140601_301b

May    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Leaves entire to repand (weakly sinuate) to dentate, cordate or truncate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Centella erecta, Centella, Erect Coinleaf, False Pennywort

JK Marlow    jkm140601_307

May    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Leaves pubescent beneath; petioles lanate to glabrescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Centella erecta, Centella, Erect Coinleaf, False Pennywort

JK Marlow    jkm140604_457

June    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

image of Centella erecta, Centella, Erect Coinleaf, False Pennywort

JK Marlow    jkm140611_720

June    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

image of Centella erecta, Centella, Erect Coinleaf, False Pennywort

JK Marlow    jkm140612_748

June    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Petals soon deciduous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Centella erecta, Centella, Erect Coinleaf, False Pennywort

JK Marlow    jkm140612_771

June    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

image of Centella erecta, Centella, Erect Coinleaf, False Pennywort

JK Marlow    jkm140612_774

June    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Petals white [Flora of China describes C. asiatica as "White or rose-tinged"], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Centella erecta, Centella, Erect Coinleaf, False Pennywort

JK Marlow    jkm140612_781

June    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

image of Centella erecta, Centella, Erect Coinleaf, False Pennywort

JK Marlow    jkm140612_802

June    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

image of Centella erecta, Centella, Erect Coinleaf, False Pennywort

JK Marlow    jkm140612_807

June    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Rhizomatous, acaulescent perennial. Leaves usually clustered at the nodes, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Centella erecta, Centella, Erect Coinleaf, False Pennywort

JK Marlow    jkm140711_716

July    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

image of Centella erecta, Centella, Erect Coinleaf, False Pennywort

JK Marlow    jkm140711_719

July    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Involucre of 2 conspicuous bracts. Umbels simple, subcapitate, axillary, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Centella erecta, Centella, Erect Coinleaf, False Pennywort

JK Marlow    jkm140711_722

July    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Peduncles pubescent, shorter than the perioles, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.