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Hydrocotyle ranunculoides - Pennywort

Native Wetland Plants

Hydrocotyle ranunculoides

Pennywort

More About Pennywort

  • Rapid spreader

Hydrocotyle ranunculoides, Pennywort, is a quick colonizer producing a nice thick mass of scalloped 2-inch leaves growing from running rhizomes in full sun to part shade.  Pennywort has relatively insignificant small powder puff whitish flowers and grows to a height of a mere 4” to 10” above the water. Pennywort thrives in muddy shores and is shade tolerant.

Bloom Color

White

Hydrocotyle ranunculoides Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Shade
Mature Height
< 1'
Spread Characteristics
Prolific Seeder
Stoloniferous - Rapid
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Pond Zonation
High Marsh - Saturated Soil
Low Marsh 0 - 6"
Foliage Color
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Amphibians
Cover
Fish
Food
Waterfowl
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
OBL
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Floating Leaf
Flowering Perennial
Marginal
Attributes
Container
Great Foliage
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
USDA Hardiness Zone
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
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