OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrocotyle americana   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-01-005:
Hydrocotyle americana   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Water-pennywort


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image of Hydrocotyle americana, American Water-pennywort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hyam_001_lvd

        

image of Hydrocotyle americana, American Water-pennywort

JK Marlow    jkm0508b_17

August    Transylvania County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

Leaves thick, suborbicular to reniform, crenate or shallowly crenate-lobed, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrocotyle americana   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-01-005:
Hydrocotyle americana   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

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2013

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare south of VA

Look for it in bogs, marshes, seepages, cliffs and ledges where wet by seepage or spray from waterfalls, sometimes roadside ditches, per Weakley's Flora

map
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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple (not peltate)
Alternate
Petioles 1-6cm long

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White/Greenish
5-merous
5 petals
Inferior ovary

Flowers in simple, axillary umbels

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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