OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Ludwigia repens   FAMILY Onagraceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ludwigia repens   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 137-01-021:
Ludwigia repens   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Ludwigia natans

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Isnardia repens

 

COMMON NAME:
Creeping Seedbox


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image of Ludwigia repens, Creeping Seedbox

Keith Bradley    kab_ludwigia_repens_74762

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

South Dade Wetlands

Prostrate matted perennial, rooting at lower nodes, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ludwigia repens, Creeping Seedbox

Keith Bradley    kab_ludwigia_repens_74767

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

South Dade Wetlands

image of Ludwigia repens, Creeping Seedbox

Keith Bradley    kab_ludwigia_repens_74775

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

South Dade Wetlands

Sepals persistent, triangular to ovate, glabrous, acute to acuminate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ludwigia repens, Creeping Seedbox

Keith Bradley    kab_ludwigia_repens_74788

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

South Dade Wetlands

Leaves to 5cm long x 2cm wide, usually acute, base attenuate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Ludwigia repens   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ludwigia repens   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 137-01-021:
Ludwigia repens   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Ludwigia natans

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Isnardia repens

 

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3989

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont

Look for it in ditches, pools, and streams, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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