Irish wildflowers


Photographs: Co.Cork


Marsh Pennywort
Hydrocotyle vulgaris
Lus na pingine
Family: Apiaceae

Flowering time: June-August. Perennial. Native.

Whorls of tiny inconspicuous pinkish-green flowers, 5-petalled, often absent.
Round, shallow toothed leaves on erect stalks attached at centre of leaves.
Creeping, mat-forming growth habit. Hairy stems, rooting at nodes.

Found in range of damp or wet habitats. Less frequent in Eastern Ireland.

Similar: Wall Pennywort, Umbilicus rupestris
     
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