Carolina Pony’s Foot

Other Common Names:

(Dichondra carolinensis)


Carolina pony’s foot grows in mud with short stems. Green leaves have a gap in the middle, giving the shape of a horse’s hoof.


Horizontal roots grow in mud, and stems grow four-tenths of an inch to four and three quarters inches long. Leaves are on long leaf stalks and can grow up to three-fourths of an inch wide. Leaves have a gap in the middle where they are attached to the leaf stalks; this gives the shape of a horse’s hoof. One to two light green to white flowers grow with five lobes.


Carolina pony's foot can be found across the southeastern United States.


seeds, division of rooted stems