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Hydrocotyle americana

Hydrocotyle americana L.

American marshpennywort, Water-pennywort

Apiaceae (Carrot Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: hyam

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

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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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
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Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: 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 Conditions

Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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