Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2231

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in swamp forests, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
4 sepals
4 petals
8 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Myrtales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ludwigia decurrens   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ludwigia decurrens   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 137-01-001:
Ludwigia decurrens   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Jussiaea decurrens

 

COMMON NAME:
Wingstem Water-primrose


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_jude5_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_lude4_003_lvd

        

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Roxanna Martin    rlm82309_105

August    Spartanburg County    SC

Stem 4-angled and usually winged, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Ludwigia decurrens

Roxanna Martin    rlm82309_119

August    Spartanburg County    SC

The edges of the sessile, narrow lanceolate leaves extend down the stem, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Ludwigia decurrens

Roxanna Martin    rlm91811_135

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Petals 6-12mm long, 4-6mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ludwigia decurrens

Roxanna Martin    rlm91811_211

September    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Ludwigia decurrens

Roxanna Martin    rlm9209_057

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Sepals ovate with an acuminate apex, 5-10mm long, 2-3mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ludwigia decurrens

Roxanna Martin    rlm9509_206

September    Spartanburg County    SC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_decurrens

September