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Water Pennywort
Water Pennywort
Water Pennywort
Water Pennywort
Water Pennywort (Hydrocotyle)
Also known as : White rot, Indian pennywort
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Attributes of Water Pennywort

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10 cm
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30 cm
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8 most common species:
Hydrocotyle verticillata
Whorled pennywort
Whorled pennywort (Hydrocotyle verticillata) is a species that’s indigenous to the Americas. It gets its name because of the unusual spiral pattern on its leaves. This species is generally found flourishing in soggy areas such as bogs and fens.
Hydrocotyle americana
American marshpennywort
American marshpennywort (Hydrocotyle americana) is a small, creeping perennial that is commonly found growing in marshes, wet fields and lawns. Blooms tiny, white star-shaped flowers. Requires consistently moist soil. Can be used in ponds and aquatic areas and makes a good ground cover in moist locations.
Hydrocotyle bonariensis
Largeleaf pennywort
Largeleaf pennywort (Hydrocotyle bonariensis) is a creeping perennial plant that grows in sandy soils near coastlines, estuaries, and dunes. Largeleaf pennywort is native to Africa. It has also been found growing in high diversity areas of Colombia.
Hydrocotyle ranunculoides
Floating pennywort
In some parts of its native range, North and South America, this aquatic plant is listed as a threatened species. On the other hand, it's considered a problematic and invasive species in the UK, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Outside its native range, floating pennywort spreads easily and corrupts waterways because of its ability to adapt to various growing conditions.
Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides
Lawn marshpennywort
Although lawn marshpennywort is originally from Asia, it is often found thriving in the southern United States. It can grow in a variety of habitats, from marshy to dry conditions. This plant is becoming an invasive lawn weed in some areas of the United States.
Hydrocotyle umbellata
Manyflower Marshpennywort
Manyflower Marshpennywort gets its name from its fleshy, green silver-dollar-shaped leaves. This perennial loves moisture and can float. This plant is sometimes seen as a noxious weed.
Hydrocotyle vulgaris
Pennywort
Pennywort is a crawling aquatic perennial plant endemic to North Africa and Europe. When cooked, its leaves smell and taste like carrots. It is edible but should not be consumed in large quantities. This plant is grown for ground cover in ponds, water gardens, and even as a houseplant.
Hydrocotyle nepalensis
Java pennywort
Java pennywort is an aquatic or semi-aquatic plant that actually belongs to the extremely variable species complex called *Hydrocotyle javanica*. It has a prostrate growth form and it produces attractive white flowers from spring to fall.

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Whorled pennywort
Hydrocotyle verticillata
Whorled pennywort
Whorled pennywort (Hydrocotyle verticillata) is a species that’s indigenous to the Americas. It gets its name because of the unusual spiral pattern on its leaves. This species is generally found flourishing in soggy areas such as bogs and fens.
American marshpennywort
Hydrocotyle americana
American marshpennywort
American marshpennywort (Hydrocotyle americana) is a small, creeping perennial that is commonly found growing in marshes, wet fields and lawns. Blooms tiny, white star-shaped flowers. Requires consistently moist soil. Can be used in ponds and aquatic areas and makes a good ground cover in moist locations.
Largeleaf pennywort
Hydrocotyle bonariensis
Largeleaf pennywort
Largeleaf pennywort (Hydrocotyle bonariensis) is a creeping perennial plant that grows in sandy soils near coastlines, estuaries, and dunes. Largeleaf pennywort is native to Africa. It has also been found growing in high diversity areas of Colombia.
Floating pennywort
Hydrocotyle ranunculoides
Floating pennywort
In some parts of its native range, North and South America, this aquatic plant is listed as a threatened species. On the other hand, it's considered a problematic and invasive species in the UK, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Outside its native range, floating pennywort spreads easily and corrupts waterways because of its ability to adapt to various growing conditions.
Lawn marshpennywort
Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides
Lawn marshpennywort
Although lawn marshpennywort is originally from Asia, it is often found thriving in the southern United States. It can grow in a variety of habitats, from marshy to dry conditions. This plant is becoming an invasive lawn weed in some areas of the United States.
Manyflower Marshpennywort
Hydrocotyle umbellata
Manyflower Marshpennywort
Manyflower Marshpennywort gets its name from its fleshy, green silver-dollar-shaped leaves. This perennial loves moisture and can float. This plant is sometimes seen as a noxious weed.
Pennywort
Hydrocotyle vulgaris
Pennywort
Pennywort is a crawling aquatic perennial plant endemic to North Africa and Europe. When cooked, its leaves smell and taste like carrots. It is edible but should not be consumed in large quantities. This plant is grown for ground cover in ponds, water gardens, and even as a houseplant.
Java pennywort
Hydrocotyle nepalensis
Java pennywort
Java pennywort is an aquatic or semi-aquatic plant that actually belongs to the extremely variable species complex called *Hydrocotyle javanica*. It has a prostrate growth form and it produces attractive white flowers from spring to fall.
Open-leaved marsh pennywort
Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides var. batrachium
Open-leaved marsh pennywort
Open-leaved marsh pennywort is a petite, moisture-loving perennial with a creeping habit. It features circular to kidney-shaped leaves that often cluster along slender, rooting stems. The inconspicuous flowers, while small, add to its charm in a marshy or waterside setting. This variety thrives in damp environments, displaying a resilience that allows it to spread effectively across the wet terrain.
Hydrocotyle bonplandii
Hydrocotyle bonplandii
Hydrocotyle bonplandii
Hydrocotyle bonplandii is a creeping perennial herb distinguished by its rounded, kidney-shaped leaves with scalloped edges. Thriving in wetlands and along riverbanks, hydrocotyle bonplandii's lush green foliage spreads low to the ground, adapting well to moist environments. Its inconspicuous flower clusters are less pronounced than its foliage, which remains the central feature for species identification.
Hydrocotyle dissecta
Hydrocotyle dissecta
Hydrocotyle dissecta
Hydrocotyle dissecta is characterized by its uniquely shaped leaves, which are deeply cut into lobes, giving the plant a delicate, lace-like appearance. These leaves are typically found floating on the surface of slow-moving or still freshwater environments, contributing to hydrocotyle dissecta's ability to spread across the water's surface, forming dense mats. The watery habitat is crucial for the plant's development and propagation, influencing its sprawling growth pattern and contribution to the aquatic ecosystem.
Hydrocotyle pterocarpa
Hydrocotyle pterocarpa
Hydrocotyle pterocarpa
Hydrocotyle pterocarpa, with its distinctive umbrella-like foliage and green, round, peltate leaves, thrives in moist soils. Its small, inconspicuous flowers are often overshadowed by the lush foliage. This plant adapts well to wet environments, physically manifesting with a creeping habit that allows it to spread efficiently across the terrain it inhabits.
Hydrocotyle mexicana
Hydrocotyle mexicana
Hydrocotyle mexicana
Hydrocotyle mexicana is a perennial herbaceous plant with a creeping growth habit that flourishes in moist, shaded areas. Its circular to kidney-shaped leaves, attached by long petioles, often float atop water, making it easily recognizable. Small, unobtrusive flowers emerge in clusters, expressing hydrocotyle mexicana's subtle beauty. Adapted for a semi-aquatic environment, hydrocotyle mexicana typically spreads along the water's edge, contributing to its ecosystem by stabilizing soil and providing habitat.
Forest pennywort
Hydrocotyle geraniifolia
Forest pennywort
Forest pennywort, with its shield-shaped leaves resembling geranium foliage, is a moisture-loving plant. The rounded leaves are supported on long, delicate petioles, emerging in a rosette that hugs the damp environments it thrives in. Its small, inconspicuous flowers are less noticeable than the dense, green mats it forms, often carpeting stream banks and marshy areas.
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Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
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Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
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Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
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Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
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Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
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Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
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Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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Attributes of Water Pennywort

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Scientific Classification of Water Pennywort

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8 most common species:
Hydrocotyle verticillata
Whorled pennywort
Whorled pennywort (Hydrocotyle verticillata) is a species that’s indigenous to the Americas. It gets its name because of the unusual spiral pattern on its leaves. This species is generally found flourishing in soggy areas such as bogs and fens.
Hydrocotyle americana
American marshpennywort
American marshpennywort (Hydrocotyle americana) is a small, creeping perennial that is commonly found growing in marshes, wet fields and lawns. Blooms tiny, white star-shaped flowers. Requires consistently moist soil. Can be used in ponds and aquatic areas and makes a good ground cover in moist locations.
Hydrocotyle bonariensis
Largeleaf pennywort
Largeleaf pennywort (Hydrocotyle bonariensis) is a creeping perennial plant that grows in sandy soils near coastlines, estuaries, and dunes. Largeleaf pennywort is native to Africa. It has also been found growing in high diversity areas of Colombia.
Hydrocotyle ranunculoides
Floating pennywort
In some parts of its native range, North and South America, this aquatic plant is listed as a threatened species. On the other hand, it's considered a problematic and invasive species in the UK, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Outside its native range, floating pennywort spreads easily and corrupts waterways because of its ability to adapt to various growing conditions.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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