Wild Florida Photo - Ludwigia maritima

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Ludwigia maritima

SEASIDE PRIMROSEWILLOW

RATTLEBOX

SEASIDE SEEDBOX

Florida native

 

A frequent herb of flatwoods, bogs, swamp margins and ditches throughout nearly all of Florida. The range extends through the southeastern coastal states from Louisiana to North Carolina.
The four-petaled yellow flowers are solitary on pedicels with four stamens, a short (up to 3 mm long) style and reflexed ovate calyx lobes. Seed capsules are nearly the same width as length. The alternate,narrowly linear-oblong leaves have rounded or obtuse bases with the lower leaves pubescent.

 
Ludwigia maritima is a member of the Onagraceae - Evening Primrose family.

Other species of the Ludwigia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Ludwigia peruviana - PERUVIAN PRIMROSE-WILLOW
  View  Ludwigia arcuata - PIEDMONT PRIMROSEWILLOW
  View  Ludwigia linearis - NARROWLEAF PRIMROSEWILLOW
  View  Ludwigia octovalvis - MEXICAN PRIMROSEWILLOW