MANYFLOWER MARSHPENNYWORT (Hydrocotyle umbellata)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: MANYFLOWER MARSHPENNYWORT (Hydrocotyle umbellata)

Florida Native ground cover for wet locations. Said to be edible.

Since Pennywort is a natural filter that absorbs chemicals, including pesticides and fertilizers from runoff, care should be taken that the population of plants is in a non-targeted area before ingesting.

Can also be referred to as “Dollar Weed”, on the hit list of most chemical weed killer producers for reasons I don’t understand 😮

Learn: http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=HYUM

http://www.eattheweeds.com/a-pennywort-for-your-thoughts-2/

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Hydrocotyle+umbellata

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