MANYFLOWER MARSHPENNYWORT (Hydrocotyle umbellata)

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

Groundcover for moist to wet locations. Can be aggressive, but a good lawn alternative since it can be mowed and holds up to pet paws.

Great cover for reptiles and perfect for pollinators.

Considered a pest in formals lawns when it can take hold due to OVERWATERING.

Learn: http://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/hydrocotyle-umbellata

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus:  http://naeb.brit.org/uses/search/?string=Hydrocotyle+umbellata

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=3906

My take: https://floridawildlifegardentails.wordpress.com/2016/08/07/covering-the-ground-why-fight-mother-nature/

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