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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrocotyle ranunculoides   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-01-004:
Hydrocotyle ranunculoides   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp Water-pennywort, Floating Marsh-pennywort


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image of Hydrocotyle ranunculoides, Swamp Water-pennywort, Floating Marsh-pennywort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hyra_001_lvd

        

image of Hydrocotyle ranunculoides, Swamp Water-pennywort, Floating Marsh-pennywort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_hyra_004_lvd

        

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrocotyle ranunculoides   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-01-004:
Hydrocotyle ranunculoides   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

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3292

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in stagnant to (less commonly) swiftly flowing waters of swamps pools, backwaters, blackwater streams, per Weakley's Flora

map
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Aquatic ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple (not peltate)
Petioles 5-25cm long

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/ Greenish
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 petals
Inferior ovary

Flowers in simple umbels

FRUIT:
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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