Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


872

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in ditches, marshes, open wet places, disturbed wet places, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/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 alternifolia   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ludwigia alternifolia   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 137-01-009:
Ludwigia alternifolia   FAMILY Onagraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Alternate-leaf Seedbox


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image of Ludwigia alternifolia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lual2_001_lvd

        

image of Ludwigia alternifolia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_lual2_005_lvd

        

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Steve Marlow    snm079801_13

January    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

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JK Marlow    jkm0402e_11

February    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

Fruit nearly cubic, about 0.25" wide, base rounded, slightly wing-angled, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Ludwigia alternifolia

JK Marlow    jkm120623_199

June    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm0507k_36

July    Greenville County    SC

Leaves lanceolate, entire, 2-4" long, tapering to the base, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Ludwigia alternifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0507l_16

July    Oconee County    SC

image of Ludwigia alternifolia

JK Marlow    jkm120704_488

July    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Petals yellow, not notched; flowers grow singly in the axils, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

image of Ludwigia alternifolia

JK Marlow    jkm120704_563

July    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Sepals deltoid-ovate, 6-9mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ludwigia alternifolia

Gill Newberry    gn08_l_alternifolia_side_

August        

Petals fall off easily - a field identification trick for the Onagraceae, per www.missouriplants.com

image of Ludwigia alternifolia

JK Marlow    jkm130823_537

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Flowers yellow, about 1/2" across, with conspicuous spreading sepals, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Ludwigia alternifolia

JK Marlow    jkm130823_540

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Ludwigia alternifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0309c_31

September    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

Leaves up to 4" long & have tapering bases, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Ludwigia alternifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0309m_26

September    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

image of Ludwigia alternifolia

JK Marlow    jkm140917_823

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Ludwigia alternifolia

JK Marlow    jkm140917_823b

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Ludwigia alternifolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_alternifolia_5

September        

image of Ludwigia alternifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0310c_25

October    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

image of Ludwigia alternifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0310h_11

October    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Ludwigia alternifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0510f_13b

October    Oconee County    SC