Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Southern Wetland Flora
Field Office Guide to Plant Species
Hydrocotyle bonariensis Lam.
- Family: Carrot (Apiaceae)
- Flowering: April-September
- Field Marks: The distinguishing features of this penny-wort are its peltate leaves and its
- Habitat: Sandy shores, ditches, ponds, dunes, disturbed areas, sometimes in shallow water.
- Habit: Creeping perennial herb, rooting at the nodes.
- Stems: Creeping, smooth, branched.
- Leaves: Simple, solitary at the nodes, somewhat fleshy, peltate, orbicular, round-toothed,
smooth, up to 2 inches wide; leaf stalks up to 10 inches long.
- Flowers: Several in compound umbels at the tip of leafless stalks, white, on slender stalks.
- Sepals: Green, minute.
- Petals: 5, white or greenish, free from each other, up to 1/8 inch long.
- Stamens: 5.
- Pistils: Ovary inferior.
- Fruits: Flattened, smooth, up to 1/12 inch long, up to 1/8 inch broad, sharply ribbed.
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