Scientific NameHydrocotyle umbellata
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This mat forming, spreading perennial can be found flowering during the summer.
The alternate leaves have a circular shape with rounded tooth along the margins. Each shiny leaf grows on a long petiole at the center of the leaf that can occasionally reach 6 inches in length.
This plant can be identified by the umbrella shaped heads the flowers cluster in.
Flower Seed Head
The flowers occur in clusters at the ends of long stalks. Each small flower has 5 white petals.
The seeds form in a rounded, flattened green fruit.
This plant prefers moist or flooded areas.
upright and nonwoody
Thorns or Spines
Approximate Flower Diameter
Dominant Flower Color
longer than leaf
Stem Cross Section
round or oval