Belongs to: carrot family

Pennywort Hydrocotyle vulgaris

Also known as: marsh pennywort

Best time to see: mid Jun to mid Aug

Key facts

A creeping plant with small, almost round leaves that give it its name; its tiny flowers are pinkish-green and difficult to see

Found in damp meadows or near shallow fresh or brackish water

Not to be confused with floating pennywort, which is a rampant introduced plant

© Geoff Pyman