Pennywort

Asiatic Pennywort (Centella, Coinwort)

Scientific Name – Centella asiatica (L.) Urban
Family – Umbelliferae
Low-growing, spreading perennial from long rhizomes. Leaves shovel-shaped with toothed, often dark red margins. Leaves on slightly-hairy petioles and generally oriented in an upright or vertical (as opposed to horizontal) fashion. Short-lived, white flowers in clusters on short stalks at the leaf axils. Reproduces by seed and rhizomes. Found on moist, sandy soils from Delaware south to Florida, and west to Texas. Also found the West Indies, Mexico, Central and South America, Asia, Africa, Hawaii, Australia, and New Zealand.

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