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Hydrocotyle umbellata, Manyflower Marshpennywort, Dollarweed, Water Pennywort

Hydrocotyle umbellata

Manyflower Marshpennywort, Dollarweed, Water Pennywort
Family: Araliaceae   (Formerly:Apiaceae)
Origin: North America
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticKeep soil moistWhite/off-white flowersIrritating

Hydrocotyle umbellata unusual umbrella shaped leaves are very intriguing. It will grow as a vigorous groundcover for moist soils or it can be submerged in shallow water. Good for ponds and wetlands. This plant forms large colonies of mat-like growth.

Ingesting the leaves may cause nausea.


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