Hydrocotyle vulgaris

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Hydrocotyle vulgaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Hydrocotyle
Species: H. vulgaris
Binomial name
Hydrocotyle vulgaris

Hydrocotyle vulgaris, also known as marsh pennywort,[1] is a small creeping perennial herb native to N. Africa, Europe, and west to the Caspian region; in Britain it is the only native Hydrocotyle, growing in wet places such as fens, bogs and marshes. For example, it is a component of Purple moor grass and rush pastures - a type of Biodiversity Action Plan habitat.


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 

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