Ludwigia repens J.R. Forst.
Creeping primrose-willow, Floating primrose-willow, Water primrose
Onagraceae (Evening-Primrose Family)
Synonym(s): Isnardia intermedia, Isnardia repens, Ludwigia natans, Ludwigia natans var. stipitata, Ludwigia repens var. rotundata, Ludwigia repens var. stipitata
USDA Symbol: LURE2
This plant is widely grown as an aquarium plant.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Shape: Elliptic
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Inflorescence: Axillary , Spike
Fruit Type: Capsule
Flower: Sepals 4
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , FL , GA , KS , LA , MO , MS , NC , NM , NV , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA
Native Habitat: Muddy or sandy stream banks, ponds, ditches.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Jacob's Well Natural Area - Wimberley, TX
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1296 Collected 2013-09-01 in Hays County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 7 - Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California (1993) Hickman, J.C. (ed.)
Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Ludwigia repens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ludwigia repens in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-04-10
Research By: TWC Staff