Dollarweed (Hydrocotyle umbellata)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: In Water
Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 4 - 6 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Water gardens
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Tolerates foot traffic
Humidity tolerant


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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 22, 2011 6:34 PM

Dollarweed is a warm season perennial herb native to North America. It spreads by seed as well as underground runners and is considered a noxious weed in many areas. Dollarweed loves a wet, sandy habitat like we have here in Florida. It is traveling throughout the sod in parts of my backyard and also spreading into flower beds. It seems almost impossible to get rid of. When you try pulling it out, the runners break off, leaving parts deep in the soil.

Dollarweed spreads, forming dense mats and thrives in wet, sandy habitats.

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