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Ludwigia palustris (Marsh seedbox)
Smith, R.W.

Ludwigia palustris

Ludwigia palustris (L.) Elliott

Marsh Seedbox

Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

Synonym(s): Isnardia palustris, Ludwigia palustris var. americana, Ludwigia palustris var. nana, Ludwigia palustris var. pacifica

USDA Symbol: LUPA

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), CAN (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf: Gray-Green
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , HI , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS , QC
Native Habitat: Swamp/Marsh,Lakeshores

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: High

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL 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.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2012-08-27
Research By: TWC Staff

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