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Hydrocotyle umbellata  L.
Manyflower marshpennywort,   Marsh pennywort
Hydrocotyle umbellata is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
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Genus: Hydrocotyle
Family: Araliaceae  
(Apiaceae)
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Toxicity: Do not eat any part of this plant.

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: streambanks, freshwater-marsh

Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian, many plant communities

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Information about  Hydrocotyle umbellata from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (HYUM)

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[Wikipedia] Native Range, Medicinal Properties, Edible Weed: It is native to North America and parts of South America. In Brazil it is known as acarišoba and has applications in herbal medicine with purported anxiolytic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.[2] It can also be found growing as an introduced species and sometimes a noxious weed on other continents. It is an edible weed that can be used in salads or as a pot herb. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/28/2024).