OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Solanales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Dichondra carolinensis   FAMILY Convolvulaceae   Go to FSUS key



SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichondra carolinensis   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Dichondra carolinensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)

Dichondra carolinensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 158-02-001:

Dichondra carolinensis   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

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

Dichondra repens var. carolinensis

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

Dichondra carolinensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Ponyfoot


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image of Dichondra carolinensis, Carolina Ponyfoot

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_dica3_001_lvd

        

image of Dichondra carolinensis, Carolina Ponyfoot

Keith Bradley    kab_d_carolinensis_0155

March    Miami-Dade County    FL

With imagination the leaves resemble the hooves of a horse, thus "ponyfoot", per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2006).

image of Dichondra carolinensis, Carolina Ponyfoot

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_d_carolinensis_9545

March    Catawba County    NC

Flowers densely hairy, less than 1/4" wide, borne singly in the leaf axils, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2006).

image of Dichondra carolinensis, Carolina Ponyfoot

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_d_carolinensis_9550

March    Catawba County    NC

Get down on your hands and knees for a clear look at this tiny flower, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2006).

image of Dichondra carolinensis, Carolina Ponyfoot

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_d_carolinensis_4348

May    Iredell County    NC

image of Dichondra carolinensis, Carolina Ponyfoot

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_d_carolinensis_1

September    Catawba County    NC

image of Dichondra carolinensis, Carolina Ponyfoot

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_d_carolinensis_2

September    Catawba County    NC

Conspicuous mats of the 1" leaves visible much of the year, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2006).

 

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Dichondra carolinensis   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichondra carolinensis   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Dichondra carolinensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Dichondra carolinensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 158-02-001:
Dichondra carolinensis   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Dichondra repens var. carolinensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Dichondra carolinensis

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3148

Forb
Perennial

Habitat: Lawns, roadsides, moist pinelands, mesic hammocks, floodplain forests, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Coastal Plain of the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (rare in NC Piedmont)

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White
5-merous
5-lobed rotate-campanulate corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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