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Marsh Pennywort Hydrocotyle umbellata

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
hi-droh-KOT-ol um-bell-AY-tuh
Description

Dollarweed is a perennial weed found in moist, open areas, along roadside ditches, and swamps.  It blooms from late spring to fall.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#water garden#early fall#perennial#high maintenance#fast growing#late spring flowers#perennial weed
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#water garden#early fall#perennial#high maintenance#fast growing#late spring flowers#perennial weed
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hydrocotyle
    Species:
    umbellata
    Family:
    Araliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North and South America
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Weed
    Wildflower
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasional Flooding
    Occasionally Wet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Umbel
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Small flowers on compact umbel
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Orbicular
    Peltate
    Leaf Margin:
    Crenate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Round, peltate, succulent dark green leaves; 0.5-2 in. long that grow from creeping stems.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Creepeing stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden
    Problems:
    Weedy