Dichondra carolinensis A.
Look closely in your lawn and you may
spy the tiny flowers of Pony-foot. This wonderful little
native plant is one of my favorite groundcovers. It
has a trailing habit - rooting at the nodes and forming
mats. With cute little kidney-shaped leaves it makes
an excellent filler between stepping stones. Really
hardy, it loves a variety of habitats from sun to shade
or very moist to mostly dry (though it is more common
to find it on damp ground).
Look for it while you are out and about.
You can even find it growing around the trees in shopping
center parking lots!
native Texas wildflower, Texas native
wildflower, native plant, perennial, herb, full sun,
partial shade, spring flowers, summer flowers, white
flowers, greenish-white flowers, light-green flowers,
attractive foliage, garden worthy, groundcover, ground
cover, lawns, roadsides, disturbed sites, Morning glory
family, Morning-glory family, Dichondra repens
J. R. Forster var. carolinensis (A. Michaux)