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Hydrocotyle bonariensis (Largeleaf pennywort)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Hydrocotyle bonariensis

Hydrocotyle bonariensis Comm. ex Lam.

Largeleaf Pennywort, Salt Pennywort

Apiaceae (Carrot Family)


USDA Symbol: hybo

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

Salt Pennywort is a fleshy plant, 6-10 inches tall, with round, undivided leaves, 2-4 inches across, attached to the stem in the center of the leaf. The leaf edge is scalloped. The flower head is an umbel 2-3 inches across. Individual flowers are tiny, with 5 greenish-to-white petals.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Schizocarp

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TX , VA

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.


Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-03-08
Research By: TWC Staff

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