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Centella asiatica

Spadeleaf (Centella asiatica) is a native Florida landscape weed that is primarily aquatic. This native weed is used for medicinal purposes in traditional African and Chinese medicine to treat skin conditions and heal wounds.

  • Scientific Name: Centella asiatica
  • Common Name: Spadeleaf, pennywort
  • Seasonality: Warm
  • Soil Type: Wet
  • Toxicity: Non-Toxic
  • Most Commonly Found: In marshes, wet hammocks, floodplain forests and wet disturbed sites throughout Florida
  • In Bloom: During the summer
  • UF/IFAS Center for Invasive and Aquatic Plants
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