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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...Wet

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:
Spring/Summer
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):
Hydrocotyle tribotrys   FAMILY Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrocotyle prolifera   FAMILY Apiaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Hydrocotyle verticillata var. triradiata

INCLUDED WITHIN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Hydrocotyle verticillata var. verticillata

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Hydrocotyle australis

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Whorled Marsh-pennywort, Water-pennywort


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image of Hydrocotyle tribotrys, Whorled Marsh-pennywort, Water-pennywort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hyca13_001_lvd

        

image of Hydrocotyle tribotrys, Whorled Marsh-pennywort, Water-pennywort

JK Marlow    jkm140601_062

May    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

image of Hydrocotyle tribotrys, Whorled Marsh-pennywort, Water-pennywort

JK Marlow    jkm140601_063b

May    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Inflorescence verticillate, unbranched. Flowers & fruits on 1-10mm pedicels, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Hydrocotyle tribotrys, Whorled Marsh-pennywort, Water-pennywort

JK Marlow    jkm140601_290

May    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Peduncles shorter to longer than petioles, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hydrocotyle tribotrys, Whorled Marsh-pennywort, Water-pennywort

JK Marlow    jkm140601_292

May    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Leaves peltate, orbicular to suborbicular, crenate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hydrocotyle tribotrys, Whorled Marsh-pennywort, Water-pennywort

JK Marlow    jkm140601_319

May    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

image of Hydrocotyle tribotrys, Whorled Marsh-pennywort, Water-pennywort

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_prolifera_2

July        

image of Hydrocotyle tribotrys, Whorled Marsh-pennywort, Water-pennywort

JK Marlow    jkm140803_296

August    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Fruit strongly flattened laterally, glabrous, 1-2mm long; pedicels 1-10mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hydrocotyle tribotrys, Whorled Marsh-pennywort, Water-pennywort

JK Marlow    jkm140803_298

August    Greenville County    SC

Furman University