Hydrocotyle umbellata

Hydrocotyle umbellata is an aquatic plant that thrives in wet, sandy habitat. Its English common name is manyflower marshpennywort or dollarweed. It is native to North America and parts of South America. It can also be found growing as an introduced species and sometimes a noxious weed on other continents. It is an edible weed that can be used in salads or as a pot herb.[1][2]

Hydrocotyle umbellata
Dollarweed Hydrocotyle umbellata.jpg
Dollarweed in an aquatic plant shop
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Hydrocotyle
H. umbellata
Binomial name
Hydrocotyle umbellata


  1. ^ Florida's Wild Edibles Richard J. Deuerling and Peggy S. Lantz, Florida Native Plant Society
  2. ^ http://www.eattheweeds.com/a-pennywort-for-your-thoughts-2/

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