General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 1 to 2 inches
Plant Spread: Forms large mats to 36 inches
Fruit: Indehiscent
Other: Small inconspicuous, single seeded capsules.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Other: Greenish-white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Culinary Herb
Cooked greens
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Culinary Herb/Spice
Cooked
Resistances: Tolerates foot traffic
Humidity tolerant
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Common names
  • Pony's Foot
  • Carolina Ponysfoot
  • Ponyfoot
  • Grass Pony Foot

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Location: Colima, Colima Mexico (USDA Zone 11)
Date: 2017-07-10
Dichondra carolinensis ground cover
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2019-03-19
speckled with tree pollen, like everything else in the yard
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2016-03-11
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2018-03-19
flowering in March 2018
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2012-04-11
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2016-03-11
Location: Jefferson County, Texas
Date: March 16, 2012
Location: Jefferson County, Texas
Date: March 16, 2012
Location: Jefferson County, Texas
Date: March 16, 2012
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: Sep 25, 2011 8:31 AM
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: Sep 25, 2011 8:31 AM
Location: Marianna, Florida panhandle
Date: 2017-07-01
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-04-30
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Comments:
  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 29, 2011 10:40 AM concerning plant:
    Dichondra carolinensis is native to the Southeastern U.S., a low growing creeping ground cover to approximately 3 inches tall with tiny white, almost inconspicuous blooms in the summer months.

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