Hydrocotyle americana L.
American marshpennywort, Water-pennywort
Apiaceae (Carrot Family)
USDA Symbol: hyam
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: 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 , NL , NS , 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.
Growing ConditionsSoil Moisture: Moist , Wet
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Hydrocotyle americana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hydrocotyle americana in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff