Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3668

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it savannas, pondshores, ditches, and a wide variety of other moist to wet habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems)
Leaves have long petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer
Whitish
5-merous
Inferior ovary
Flowers in simple, axillary umbels

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Centella asiatica   FAMILY Apiaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Centella erecta   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-02-001:
Centella asiatica   FAMILY Apiaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Centella repanda

 

COMMON NAME:
Centella, Coinleaf, False Pennywort


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_ceer2_002_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm160415_155

April    Turner County    GA

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JK Marlow    jkm160416_338

April    Lowndes County    GA

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JK Marlow    jkm140601_301

May    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

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JK Marlow    jkm140601_301b

May    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Leaves entire to repand (weakly sinuate) to dentate, cordate or truncate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm140601_307

May    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Leaves pubescent beneath; petioles lanate to glabrescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Centella asiatica

JK Marlow    jkm140604_457

June    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

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JK Marlow    jkm140611_720

June    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

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JK Marlow    jkm140612_748

June    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Petals white, soon deciduous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm140612_771

June    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

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JK Marlow    jkm140612_774

June    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Flowers sessile or subsessile. Petals white or rose-tinged, per Flora of China.

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JK Marlow    jkm140612_781

June    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

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JK Marlow    jkm140612_802

June    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

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JK Marlow    jkm140612_807

June    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Stem slender and creeping. Leaves forming rosettes along the creeping stem, per Flora of China.

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JK Marlow    jkm140711_716

July    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

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JK Marlow    jkm140711_719

July    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Bracts 2 (rarely 3), ovate. Umbels 3-4 flowered, capitate, per Flora of China.

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JK Marlow    jkm140711_722

July    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Calyx teeth obsolete. Petals valvate, orbicular with a narrow inflexed apex, per Flora of China.