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Didiplis diandra

Didiplis diandra (Nutt. ex DC.) Alph. Wood

Waterpurslane, Water-purslane

Lythraceae (Loosestrife family)

Synonym(s): Peplis diandra

USDA Symbol: DIDI

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Stems up to about 16 inches tall, usually partially submersed.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous.

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MN , MO , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX , UT , VA , WI
Native Habitat: Shallow stagnant or slow moving water, muddy shores.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL
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.

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Webref 142 - Water-purslane (Didiplis diandra) (2021) Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Additional resources

USDA: Find Didiplis diandra in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Didiplis diandra in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Didiplis diandra

Metadata

Record Modified: 2021-06-28
Research By: CBR

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