Plant ID forum: Unknown New River wildflower

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RandyNyboer
Dec 5, 2016 11:39 AM CST
I photographed this over Thanksgiving on the eEndless Wall Trail. Trying to figure out the round-leaved plant mixed in with the Gaultheria.
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Dec 5, 2016 1:49 PM CST

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Evan
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Silversurfer
Dec 5, 2016 5:27 PM CST
Welcome to the forums RandyNyboer!

I cannot be positive...but it looks like one of my favourite woodland plants.... Galax urceolata.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

http://plants.usda.gov/core/pr...


https://www.google.co.uk/searc...

Endless Wall Trail, Edmond, WV 25837, USA
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Dec 5, 2016 7:47 PM CST
For comparison, we have a few photos in our database of Beetleweed (Galax urceolata)
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Dec 5, 2016 7:54 PM CST
If it is Galax urceolata, according to this U.S. Forest Service page, it's vunerable in W.V. http://www.fs.fed.us/database/...

More photos for comparison on this page: http://www.wildflower.org/plan...

It also reminds me a lot of Dollarweed (Hydrocotyle umbellata)
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Silversurfer
Dec 6, 2016 3:17 AM CST
I am now 99.9% sure it is Galex urceolata.

Sorry Lin but the leaves of Hydrocotyle umbellata are different.
They are like an umbrella with the leaf stalk in the centre of a round leaf...with the veins radiating from a central position.It gets nipped back to roots by winter frosts, but will remain evergreen in subtropical areas.

While Galex leaves look more heart shaped...veins radiate from the stalk at the one end.
See good clear links below....
1st two are Galex..3rd is Hydrocotyle

http://www.carolinanature.com/...

http://www.carolinanature.com/...

https://wildflowerhunter.files...

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