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Marcus, Joseph A.
Ludwigia peploides (Kunth) P.H. Raven
Creeping water-primrose, Floating primrose-willow, Water-primrose
Onagraceae (Evening-Primrose Family)
USDA Symbol: LUPE5
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
, WV Native Habitat:
Found in ponds and streams in east-central and eastern Texas; locally west to the Trans-Pecos. Grows in mud or shallow water.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement:
Sun Conditions Comments: In
summer, the delightful yellow flowers are a great addition to the pond. The plant can be trimmed anytime to remove white, fleshy stems or to prevent creeping water-primrose from creeping to wherever it would like. The flowers provide nectar
for adult butterflies.
BenefitWarning: Berries may be mildly poisonous if eaten. Sensitivity to a toxin varies with a person’s age, weight, physical condition, and individual susceptibility. Children are most vulnerable because of their curiosity and small size. Toxicity can vary in a plant according to season, the plant’s different parts, and its stage of growth; and plants can absorb toxic substances, such as herbicides, pesticides, and pollutants from the water, air, and soil.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
PropagationCommercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0640
Collected May 30, 1992 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff