Pennywort | Appalachian Cove (S.C.)

Pennywort:

Obolaria virginica
• Southern woodland perennial
• Common name reflects coin-like appearance
• Low, fleshy plant with tiny white or purple flowers that grow in groups of 3
• Long, thick, round, wedge-shaped leaves grow underneath the flowers
• Habitats include moist rich forest soil and thickets

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