Mystery plant

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Date Photo Taken: 07/09/2012
Location: Milledgeville GA
Posted By: artman


I’m fairly new to Georgia and have run across a plant that i never saw in Missouri. The pictured plant is growing on the west side of my house. It grows behind a row of azaleas. It also appears in an island azalea bed. It seems to grow as an indiviual stalk with a single leaf at the top. It reminds me of a miniature water lily leaf growing in the midst of pine straw mulch. The size of the leaf is about the size of an old silver dollar. It has not bloomed in the 3 years we’ve lived here.


  1. rbpaul Unregistered says:

    Looks like Dollarweed to me.
    Something I’ve had a problem with and just recently learned the name of.

    July 20th, 2012 at 10:21 am
  2. stone Unregistered says:

    Hydrocotyle or marsh penny wort, dollar weed, a pain to have in the garden.

    Not to be confused with a very similar plant, dichondra, which is also common in this area.

    July 21st, 2012 at 8:03 am
  3. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    You almost named it in your description!

    July 21st, 2012 at 8:25 am
  4. artman Registered says:

    So, it appears to be preferable to remove completely. I thank you all.

    July 25th, 2012 at 10:36 am
  5. Margaret Gore Unregistered says:

    how do i get ride of dollar weed in my roses?

    August 25th, 2012 at 6:04 pm
  6. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    @Margaret with dollar weed in Roses. Carefully apply Roundup to dollar weed leaves. That should take care of the dollarweed, roots, rhizomes and leaves. Carefully is the operative word here as Roundup will damage any green foliage it contacts. Round Up concentrate mixed at 3 oz per gallon will give better control than the premixed Lawn and Garden Roundup. I can already hear the Rose aficionados groaning! Ok, Ok. Option #2. Grub it out, roots and all.

    August 28th, 2012 at 11:33 am

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