Dichondra carolinensis

Family (Traditional)Convolvulaceae
Species:Dichondra carolinensis Michx.
Common NameCarolina Ponysfoot
Growth Habitvine - forb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: FCFSP; Natural Area Presence: GILES; Natural Area Presence: LGS; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: vine - forb; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: March; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Petal Number: 5; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 2
StatusNative; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[SNR] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Dichondra repens var. carolinensis Dichondra repens var. carolinensis (Michx.) Choisy

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Hamilton (TN), Shelby (TN), Van Buren (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2002 - 2011

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
UOS02329 Franklin Tennessee 30 Aug 2011 Jon Evans
Dichondra carolinensis
UOS02330 Van Buren Tennessee 27 Sep 2002 Chris A. Fleming
Dichondra carolinensis
TENN-V-0179049 Tennessee
Dichondra carolinensis
TENN-V-0179048 Giles Tennessee
Dichondra carolinensis
TENN-V-0179050 Van Buren Tennessee
Dichondra carolinensis
UCHT036567 Hamilton Tennessee
Dichondra carolinensis
UCHT036566 Hamilton Tennessee
Dichondra carolinensis
APSC0018474 Giles Tennessee
Dichondra carolinensis
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Plant Photos

Dichondra carolinensis - Dwayne Estes
Dichondra carolinensis - Dwayne Estes