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Dichondra carolinensis Michaux. Carolina Ponyfoot. Phen: Mar- Jun (-Feb). Hab: Lawns, roadsides, moist pinelands, mesic hammocks, floodplain forests. Dist: Se. VA south to s. FL, west to AR and TX; also in Bermuda and reported for the Bahamas; sometimes adventive beyond that range.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: This plant is rarely seen in a "natural" habitat, but is very common and weedy in lawns and other mowed grassy areas in the Southeastern Coastal Plain.

Synonymy: = Ar, Bah, C, Fl6, FNA14, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, WH3, Austin, Demissew, & Young (1998), Tharp & Johnston (1961); = Dichondra repens J.R.Forst. var. carolinensis (Michx.) Choisy – F, G, Wilson (1960b)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FAC
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily ?: 7

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