Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3680

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it in swamp forests, pools, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple - peltate
Petioles 5-15cm long

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/ Greenish
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 petals
Inferior ovary
Inflorescence an interrupted spike or raceme with 3-7 whorls of 2-7 flowers each

FRUIT:
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 prolifera   FAMILY Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrocotyle prolifera   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-01-003b:
Hydrocotyle verticillata var. triradiata   FAMILY Apiaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Hydrocotyle canbyi

 

COMMON NAME:
whorled marsh-pennywort