Centella asiatica

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Centella asiaticaFamily: Apiaceae
Genus: Centella
Common names: Indian Pennywort
ALA reference

This is a very common perennial ground cover plant and can be found growing as a “weed” in most gardens. The creeping stems root at the leaf nodes. The plants bloom in summer with groups of 2 or 3 small flower heads. The leaves and stems are widely regarded as a herbal remedy and have recently become popular for relieving the symptoms of arthritis. (September 2008)