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Hydrocotyle umbellata (Manyflower marshpennywort)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Hydrocotyle umbellata

Hydrocotyle umbellata L.

Manyflower marshpennywort, Water-pennywort,  Money-plant

Apiaceae (Carrot Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: HYUM

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), CAN (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: 3-10
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CA , CT , DE , FL , GA , IN , LA , MA , MD , MI , MN , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA
Canada: NS
Native Habitat: In wet places principally in the eastern half of Texas. Sand, loam, clay, mud. Poor drainage okay.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Aquatic: yes
Conditions Comments: Water pennyworts unusual umbrella shaped leaves are very intriguing. It will grow as a vigorous groundcover for moist soils or it can be submerged in shallow water up to 4. Good for ponds and wetlands.

Benefit

Warning: Ingesting the leaves may cause nausea. Sensitivity to a toxin varies with a person’s age, weight, physical condition, and individual susceptibility. Children are most vulnerable because of their curiosity and small size. Toxicity can vary in a plant according to season, the plant’s different parts, and its stage of growth; and plants can absorb toxic substances, such as herbicides, pesticides, and pollutants from the water, air, and soil.
Interesting Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: Minimal

Propagation

Commercially Avail: yes

Mr. Smarty Plants says

Native plants to stop pond bank erosion
June 04, 2008
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Ground cover for trails in Northeast Texas
January 09, 2008
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National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
Nueces River Authority - Uvalde, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0899 Collected Jun 24, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Additional resources

USDA: Find Hydrocotyle umbellata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hydrocotyle umbellata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hydrocotyle umbellata

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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