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Hydrocotyle americana L.
American marshpennywort, Water-pennywort
USDA Symbol: hyam
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A creeping or weakly erect marsh plant with small clusters of tiny, greenish-white flowers rising from leaf axils.
There are about eight pennywort species in the East. Their distinctive, rounded, penny-like leaves, on stems that creep or float, account for the common name.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
AR , CT , DC , DE , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV Canada: NB
, PE Native Distribution:
Ontario east to Nova Scotia, south to South Carolina, west to Tennessee, and north to Indiana, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Native Habitat:
Damp woods and meadows. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsSoil Moisture: Moist , Wet
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff