Dollarweed (Hydrocotyle umbellata)

Dollarweed (Hydrocotyle umbellata)

Hydrocotyle umbellata, is an aquatic plant that thrives in wet, sandy habitat. Its English common name is manyflower marsh pennywort or dollarweed. It is native to North America and parts of South America. It can also be found growing as an introduced species and sometimes a noxious weed on other continents. It is an edible weed that can be used in salads or as a pot herb.

Structure: 2″ to 5″

Life Cycle: Perennial

What To Look For: Heart-shaped leaves, small pansy-like flowers, blue-violet to lilac or white

Growth Period: Bloom March through May – grows best when cool