Dollarweed is a water-loving perennial weed found in lawns and garden beds. It has long-stalked, bright green, shiny leaves with veins originating from the leaf center. The leaves look like miniature lily pads and have rounded "teeth." Small white flowers bloom from July through August. Dollarweed thrives in warm temperatures and moist, shady areas.


Dollarweed is found from Maine south into Florida, and west to Minnesota, Texas, Utah, Arizona and California.

Related or Similar Plants

Pennywort, Marsh Pennywort

Cultural Solutions

  • Adjust watering. Deep, infrequent watering can reduce Dollarweed.
  • Maintain effective fertilization levels.
  • Avoid scalping lawn when mowing.