Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2750

Forb
Annual/Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Look for it on riverbanks, in marshes, & ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
5-7 sepals
5-7 petals
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ludwigia leptocarpa   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 137-01-003:
Ludwigia leptocarpa   FAMILY Onagraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Water-willow, Primrose Willow


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image of Ludwigia leptocarpa

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_leptocarpa

August    Floyd County    GA

image of Ludwigia leptocarpa

Gill Newberry    gn09_ludwigia_leptocarpa

September        

image of Ludwigia leptocarpa

John B. Nelson    jbn_6224240784_7c12fc5837

September        

5-7 sepals and petals, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ludwigia leptocarpa

JK Marlow    jkm130928_684

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves elliptic, pubescent, to 12cm x 3cm, sessile or subsessile, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ludwigia leptocarpa

JK Marlow    jkm130928_696

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Stems erect, branched, to 1m tall, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ludwigia leptocarpa

JK Marlow    jkm130928_698

September    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Ludwigia leptocarpa

JK Marlow    jkm081009_150

October    Dorchester County    SC

McAlhany Nature Preserve

Floral tube much longer than the pedicel, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Ludwigia leptocarpa

JK Marlow    jkm081009_154

October    Dorchester County    SC

McAlhany Nature Preserve

Stems pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ludwigia leptocarpa

JK Marlow    jkm081009_156

October    Dorchester County    SC

McAlhany Nature Preserve

image of Ludwigia leptocarpa

JK Marlow    jkm081009_160

October    Dorchester County    SC

McAlhany Nature Preserve