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Marcus, Joseph A.
Ludwigia peploides (Kunth) Raven
Creeping water-primrose, Floating primrose-willow, Water-primrose
USDA Symbol: LUPE5
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
AL , AR , AZ , CA , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NE , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , 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. USDA Native Status: L48(NI), PR(N)
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
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0640
Collected May 30, 1992 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff