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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Hydrocotyle verticillata   FAMILY Araliaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrocotyle verticillata var. verticillata   FAMILY Apiaceae

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

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Hydrocotyle verticillata

 

COMMON NAME:
Shield Marsh-pennywort, Whorled Marsh-pennywort


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image of Hydrocotyle verticillata, Shield Marsh-pennywort, Whorled Marsh-pennywort

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_h_verticillata3

June    Dare County    NC

Inflorescence verticillate, flowers and fruits sessile or subsessile, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Hydrocotyle verticillata, Shield Marsh-pennywort, Whorled Marsh-pennywort

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_h_verticillata1

September    Dare County    NC

Leaves peltate, lacking a sinus extending to the attachment of the petiole, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Hydrocotyle verticillata   FAMILY Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrocotyle verticillata var. verticillata   FAMILY Apiaceae

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

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Hydrocotyle verticillata

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3681

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont of GA & SC (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Habitat: 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:
Spring/Summer?
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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