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