Monday, August 07, 2017


I bring stuff home to check identifications and, sometimes if it has roots, I grow it on.

I was glad I had done this with some Marsh Pennywort this year because it is rare to get a sighting of the flowers in the wild and my home sample flowered. This is what you usually see when out and about:
Marsh Pennywort, Dail-ceiniog y gors or Hydrocotyle vulgaris

or even, if you are lucky, this which shows how the plant grows and extends itself:

But here are my garden flowers, fruits and buds - very small and it is hard to believe this is quite close to the Carrot Family - in fact it was at one time classified in that family.

This is how they appear in the field if you are lucky enough to find the inflorescences:

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