Dollarweed

Millie Davenport
Home & Garden Information Center

Dollarweed (Hydrocotyle spp.), also known as pennywort, is a warm-season perennial weed. It gets the common name, dollarweed, from its silver-dollar-shaped leaves. The leaves of dollarweed are round, bright green, fleshy and look like miniature lily pads measuring 1-2” in diameter with a scalloped edge. It has a low-growing habit that spreads by seeds, rhizomes and tubers.

For detailed information on cultural and chemical control of dollarweed in both lawns and landscape beds, see HGIC 2317, Dollarweed.

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