Hydrocotyle umbellata

marsh penny-wort



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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Flower Color: flower color      white
Noted for: Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Groundcover in moist areas. Can be mowed.
Considerations: Often considered a pest in over-watered lawns. If the lawn is replaced by the "pest" the effect can be attractive.
Propagation: Division, seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic to neutral


Native Habitats: Cutthroat seep, wet prairie, dome swamp. Somestimes in floating mats.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: