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Centella erecta (Erect centella)
Stone, Robert L.

Centella erecta

Centella erecta (L. f.) Fernald

Erect Centella, Erect Spadeleaf

Apiaceae (Carrot Family)

Synonym(s): Centella asiatica, Centella repanda

USDA Symbol: CEER2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Ovate
Inflorescence: Umbel
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Fruit: 1/4 inch.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , AR , DE , FL , GA , LA , MD , MS , NC , NJ , OR , SC , TX , VA

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist

National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2011-04-13
Research By: TWC Staff

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