Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Dichondra brachypoda Wooton & Standley
(New Mexico Pony's Foot)

Family: Convolvulaceae

Status: Native


Dichondra brachypoda is a creeping perennial which can root at the nodes. The leaves are bright green and nearly circular or kidney shaped. The flowers are small. Dichondra brachypoda can form a groundcover. The fruit is a small 1 or 2 seeded capsule.
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Dichondra brachypoda, photo Elroy Limmer, Pinos Altos Range, Allie Canyon

Dichondra brachypoda, forming groundcover, photo Russ Kleinman & Shawn White, Black Range, North Fork of Percha Creek, Sept. 28, 2008

Dichondra brachypoda, field macro of flower, photo Russ Kleinman, Kelly Kindscher & Bill Norris, Lake Roberts, Aug. 9, 2009

Dichondra brachypoda, field macro of immature capsule, photo Russ Kleinman & Dale Zimmerman, Black Range, Nun Overlook, August 9, 2010

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