Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales
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Read more about Shield Marsh-pennywort at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Shield Marsh-pennywort, Whorled Marsh-pennywort
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Bruce A. Sorrie bas_h_verticillata3
June Dare County NC
Inflorescence verticillate, flowers and fruits sessile or subsessile, per Weakley's Flora (2015).
Bruce A. Sorrie bas_h_verticillata1
September Dare County NC
Leaves peltate, lacking a sinus extending to the attachment of the petiole, per Weakley's Flora (2015).
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains
Simple - peltate
Petioles 5-15cm long
Inflorescence an interrupted spike or raceme with 3-7 whorls of 2-7 flowers each
Schizocarp of two mericarps
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p215
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region p275