Pennywort

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Asiatic Pennywort

Pennywort is a common name given to several different plants around the world. In general they have round leaves and a low-growing habit. Pennywort may refer to:

  • In Asia: the edible Asiatic Pennywort, Centella asiatica. Other common names include Gotu Kola (ගොටු කොළ), Luei Gong Gen, Takip-kohol, Antanan, Pegagan, Pegaga, vallaarai (வல்லாரை),Kudavan(കുടവൻ)

Kudavan(കുടങ്ങൽ),Muththil(മുത്തിൾ. Kula kud, Bai Bua Bok (ใบบัวบก), Brahmi, or rau má, pak nork (ຜັກໜອກ)

  • In Europe: Navelwort, Umbilicus rupestris (formerly Cotyledon umbilicus), aka Penny-pies, Wall Pennywort, or Kidney Wort, a succulent, perennial flowering plant in the stonecrop family Crassulaceae
  • Water pennywort, the genus Hydrocotyle, aka Indian Pennywort, Marsh Penny, Thick-leaved Pennywort and even White Rot, aquatic or semi-aquatic plants
    • such as the edible Dollarweed, Hydrocotyle umbellata
  • Liver leaf, Anemone hepatica, aka liverwort
  • Virginian Pennywort, Obolaria virginica
  • Cymbalaria aequitriloba, tiny ivy-like leaves with copious purple-pink flowers with yellow throats. There is also a type with white flowers called Cymbalaria muralis 'Alba Compacta'