Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann
Hydrocotyle americana L.
American marsh pennywort, marsh pennywort
Hydrocotyle: from Greek hydor, "water," and kotyle, "a small cup"
americana: for America
|Plant: ||creeping, perennial forb; stems very thin; rooting from stems nodes|
|Flower: ||white, 5-parted; inflorescence an unbranched, flat umbel with 2-7 stalkless flower-groups per umbel (no umbellets); blooms June-Sept.|
|Fruit:||dry, splitting into 2 seeds - fruit: seed:|
|Leaf:||long, round to broadly oval, 1/4"-2 1/4" wide, 6-10 shallow lobes but not divided|
|Habitat: ||moist; marshes, springs, swamps|