Rau ma (Asiatic Pennywort)
From the Literature:
| Rau ma is a small creeping herb
with shovel shaped leaves. In the summer, this wetland perennial
produces greenish- to pinkish-white flowers borne in dense umbels
(clusters in which all the flower stalks arise from the same point) on
separate stems. The seeds are pumpkin-shaped and 3-5 mm long. Rau ma does
well in sunny damp places like wetland edges, roadside ditches, and soggy
lawns. It can grow on flooded sites, floating its leaves on the surface
like a waterlily, but it thrives best where the soil is wet, but its leaves
are dry. If there is a period of no rain, rau ma might die out, but
it will reappear when the rain does.
Thanh Nguyen's Homegarden
Select a plant below to find out more:
is one of Thanh's favorite plants in his garden because "it is so good
for your body."
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