Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4000

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Africa & Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in lawns, pond margins, cracks between paving stones, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple (not peltate)
Alternate
Petioles 5-20mm long, filiform

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White/ Greenish
5-merous
5 petals
Inferior ovary
Flowers in simple umbels

FRUIT:
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides   FAMILY Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-01-006:
Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Lawn Water-pennywort


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image of Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hyro4_001_lvd

        

image of Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides

JK Marlow    jkm160311_191

March    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Greatly increasing as a lawn and garden weed, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides

JK Marlow    jkm160311_193

March    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Lvs cleft to petiole (not peltate), 3-12mm wide, w 5-7 similar lobes, crenate, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides

JK Marlow    jkm160311_194

March    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Plant a delicate, creeping terrestial, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.