Hydrocotyle americana L.  
Family: Araliaceae
American marsh pennywort, marsh pennywort
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Derek Anderson  
Etymology: Hydrocotyle: from Greek hydor, "water," and kotyle, "a small cup"
Plants: creeping, perennial forb; stems very thin; rooting from stems nodes
Leaves: long, round to broadly oval, 1/4"-2 1/4" wide, 6-10 shallow lobes but not divided
Flowers: white, 5-parted; inflorescence an unbranched, flat umbel with 2-7 stalkless flower-groups per umbel (no umbellets); blooms June-Sept.
Fruits: dry, splitting into 2 seeds - fruit:fruit drawing seed:seed drawing
Habitat: moist; marshes, springs, swamps
Conservation Status: Native
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Caroline A. Creevey  
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