Wild Florida Photo - Ludwigia linearis

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Ludwigia linearis


Florida native


An occasional plant of bogs and swamps of the panhandle and south into the central peninsula to DeSoto County. Throughout the southeast, west to Texas and Oklahoma, then up the eastern coastal states as far as New Jersey.
The linear leaves are alternate. The yellow flowers have four petals and sepals and a single series of four stamens. The calyx lobes are 2-3 mm long (less than 1/8 in.), much shorter than the capsule, which is quadrangular.

Ludwigia linearis 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 maritima - SEASIDE PRIMROSEWILLOW
  View  Ludwigia octovalvis - MEXICAN PRIMROSEWILLOW

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.

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