Broadleaf Weed – Dollarweed

(Hydrocotyle verticillata)

Also known as Pennywort or Marsh Pennywort, Dollarweed is a water loving summer perennial weed that thrives in warm, wet areas and in damp soil. Hydrocotyle verticillata can be found throughout the southern United States, from the east coast to the west coast, and as far north as Oregon.

Identifying Dollarweed -

Dollarweed can be identified by its “umbrella-like” leaves which attach to the petiole in the center of the leaf. The leaves of Dollarweed are round in shape, and are about the size of a silver dollar (hence the name “Dollarweed”). Its leaves are dark green in color and glossy.

Under the right circumstances, Dollarweed features tiny, white, star shaped flowers with five petals. However, the flowers rarely have an opportunity to form.

Dollarweed Control -

Because it favors water and wet environments, Dollarweed can be reduced cultural practices; turf management and improving lawn drainage and soil moisture can reduce this weed’s ability to invade healthy turf.


Scotts LawnService recommends a selective systemic weed control program to fight Dollarweed in your lawn, which ensures the herbicide is moved throughout the weed, killing it completely root and all.

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