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

 

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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