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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet 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
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Culinary Herb
Cooked greens
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Culinary Herb/Spice
Resistances: Tolerates foot traffic
Humidity tolerant
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Dichondra carolinensis ground cover

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 29, 2011 10:40 AM

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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