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Pennywort

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General Infomation

A low-growing perennial that forms a groundcover. Several different species are found in the U.S.

Biological Control

Biological Control of Aquatic Weeds with Triploid Grass Carp

Grass carp may feed lightly on weeds in this group, but control is usually unacceptable.

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Species Data

Habitat

Often found in ditches, along shorelines, and in marshy turf.

Leaves

Round with shallow serrations along the edge. Peltate and umbellate. The petioles for the leaves arise vertically from the stems.

Flowers

Small, and white, forming a globe at the end of a stem.

Stem

White, and generally creeping along the ground.

Similar Species

May be confused with kidneyleaf mudplantain, but leaves are heart shaped.

Aquatic Plants App

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