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Hydrocotyle umbellata Linnaeus
Marsh Pennywort
Araliaceae :

Hydrocotyle forms roots from nodes of prostrate, creeping, or floating stems.

Description Perennial herb
Native: Yes
Habitat: Wetlands

Peltate, orbicular leaves and umbellate inflorescences of Hydrocotyle umbellata.

Links
Brousseau California Flora Photos - Berkeley Digital Library
Dry Mounted Specimen - TAMU Image Gallery
Endangered Species - Status in Canada
Hydrocotyle - Description and medicinal uses
Use in Phytoremediation of Water- WorkPage 61613g: World Locator for New Research
Vascular Plants of North Central Florida Checklist
Water Pennywort - A botanical rendering


Page Credits:
Florida distribution maps: Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants   (http://www.plantatlas.usf.edu/). Wunderlin, R. P. and B. F. Hansen. 2000. [S. M. Landry and K. N. Campbell (application development), Florida Center for Community Design and Research.] Institute for Systematic Botany, University of South Florida, Tampa.
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