Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


712

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it on beaches, dunes and in moist sandy areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple - peltate
Alternate
Petioles 7-20(30)cm long

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hydrocotyle bonariensis   FAMILY Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrocotyle bonariensis   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-01-002:
Hydrocotyle bonariensis   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Dune Pennywort, Seaside Pennywort, Dune Water-pennywort


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image of Hydrocotyle bonariensis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_hybo_004_lvd

        

image of Hydrocotyle bonariensis

Keith Bradley    kab_h_bonariensis_6291

January    Brevard County    FL

Canaveral National Seashore

Leaves peltate, orbicular to suborbicular, crenate, w petioles 7-20(30)cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hydrocotyle bonariensis

Keith Bradley    kab_h_bonariensis_6299

January    Brevard County    FL

Canaveral National Seashore

Flowers & fruit (often present at the same time) borne on a compound umbel, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Hydrocotyle bonariensis

JK Marlow    jkm0502e_14

February    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

image of Hydrocotyle bonariensis

JK Marlow    jkm0502e_18

February    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

image of Hydrocotyle bonariensis

JK Marlow    jkm0309p_22

September    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

image of Hydrocotyle bonariensis

JK Marlow    jkm0309p_24

September    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park