Author Topic: Is this Gotu Kola?  (Read 207 times)

JoshuaTilaranCR

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Is this Gotu Kola?
« on: December 02, 2021, 02:04:17 PM »
This was growing in a plant we bought and planted in the ground. I thought and think it was Gotu Kola so I left it. It tastes kind of like celery and runs underground on thin white rhizomes. When I search for Gotu Kola on Google a lot of different leaf forms come up, some look like it and some don't so I don't think I could get a good ID just going by Google. It's becoming a ground cover which I think is beneficial but if I'm wrong please let me know so I could try to get rid of it.









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Re: Is this Gotu Kola?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2021, 10:42:43 PM »
What you have there is Dollarweed (Hydrocotyle bonariensis). It is closely related to Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) and distantly related to celery. Thankfully, it is edible. The article below explains everything very well.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.eattheweeds.com/a-pennywort-for-your-thoughts-2/&ved=2ahUKEwj-2aX01cb0AhVQQzABHUkRCQ0QFnoECC8QAQ&usg=AOvVaw1O2J8TKmw1X6NG3drJUvfr

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Re: Is this Gotu Kola?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2021, 02:20:18 PM »
Sweet! Thank you for the ID!

 

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