pennywort or dollarweed

COMMON NAME: Pennywort or dollarweed
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Hydrocotyle umbellata
FAMILY: Apiaceae
LIFECYCLE: Perennial
FEATURES: Perennial rhizomatous herb. Leaves orbicular with stem attached to the center of the leaf.
Inflorescence a cluster of small white flowers. Fruit an aggregate of seed capsules.
DESCRIPTION: Common weed in coastal turfgrass environments. Plant size can adapt to frequent mowing. For
example, leaves can be reduced to approximately 1 cm diameter under fairway management
conditions and can expand to 6 to 10 cm when unmowed.

Broad View Infestation in turfgrass

Broad View
Infestation in turfgrass

Additional Side view of turfgrass infestation

Additional
Side view of turfgrass infestation

Leaf Circular shaped leaves

Leaf
Circular shaped leaves

Flower / Seed Head Multi-branched flowering stem

Flower / Seed Head
Multi-branched flowering stem