Dichondra carolinensis (Carolina Ponysfoot)

Dichondra carolinensis, also known as Carolina Ponysfoot, Ponyfoot, and Grass Ponysfoot, is a species of flowering plant found in the Convolvulaceae family. This perennial herb is native to parts of the United States, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

This species of wildflower grows to be quite low in height with a spread of up to five feet—it typically reaches around one inch tall. Its leaves are very round and have a soft texture while its stems being covered in tiny hairs giving it a furry look. Its tiny white flowers are star-shaped and grow in clusters, making them quite easy to miss.

Dichondra carolinensis is easy to care for and requires little maintenance which makes it an ideal wildflower choice for anyone looking to add something special to their garden space. It prefers full sunlight but can also tolerate some partial shade and is also drought tolerant. In addition, it can easily be propagated from cuttings or through division when the plant gets too large.

Dichondra carolinensis Information

Common NamesCarolina Ponysfoot, Ponyfoot, Grass Ponysfoot
SynonymsDichondra repens var. carolinensis
Native to USAAL, AR, FL, GA, IL, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, VA
Size3 inches high, 10 feet long

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dichondra carolinensis edible?

Dichondra carolinensis is not edible and should not be eaten by humans.

Is Dichondra carolinensis an invasive species of plant?

Dichondra carolinensis is not an invasive species of plant. This wildflower is native to the United States and can be found in states such as Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana and more.