Marcus, Joseph A.
Dichondra argentea Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.
Silver Ponyfoot, Silver ponysfoot
Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)
plant. The silver gray foliage has a metallic appearance in the sun and grows to about 3–4 inches tall.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Retention: Evergreen Leaf Complexity: Simple Leaf Shape: Ovate Leaf Pubescence:
Puberulent Size Notes:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
AZ , NM , TX Native Distribution:
West Texas to southeastern Arizona and Mexico Native Habitat: Herbaceous perennial
groundcover, 3 H. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Medium Light Requirement:
Sun , Part Shade Soil Moisture:
Dry Heat Tolerant:
well draining soil. Conditions Comments:
groundcover useful for covering large areas in open, sunny sites in well-drained soil. The silver gray foliage has a metallic appearance in the sun.
It is a drought tolerant trailing perennial herb
that forms low mats up to 30 inches across. Often treated like an annual. Use Other:
It grows into a dense ground cover that is useful in erosion control. Interesting Foliage: