West Highland Flora

Marsh Pennywort


Hydrocotile vulgaris

 

Hydrocotile vulgaris

Photo Carl Farmer
8 Sep 2001 Holy Island, Northumbria

Uncommon on damp ground, usually near sea.

Flower diameter c 1 mm.  Leaves 1-5 cm in diameter.

ID: Leaves circular with stalk attached near centre.  This identifies it even without flowers.

Other features: Leaves on long stalks arise from creeping and rooting stem.  Clusters of small pinkish flowers arise on stalks from the leaf bases.  No flower pictures yet.  Round leaves in pic on left are this species; ignore the darker oblong leaves.

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