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


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

        

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JK Marlow    jkm140601_062

May    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

image of Hydrocotyle prolifera

JK Marlow    jkm140601_063b

May    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

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

image of Hydrocotyle prolifera

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 prolifera

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 prolifera

JK Marlow    jkm140601_319

May    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

image of Hydrocotyle prolifera

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_prolifera_2

July        

image of Hydrocotyle prolifera

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 prolifera

JK Marlow    jkm140803_298

August    Greenville County    SC

Furman University