Carolinas and Georgia

1969

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ludwigia grandiflora ssp. grandiflora   FAMILY Onagraceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ludwigia grandiflora ssp. grandiflora   FAMILY Onagraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 137-01-004?:
Ludwigia uruguayensis   FAMILY Onagraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Ludwigia uruguayensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Separation of 2 species within Ludwigia uruguayensis (Zardini, Gu, Raven, 1991)
Ludwigia grandiflora

 

COMMON NAME:
Showy Water-primrose


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Look for it in ponds, lakes, sluggish waters of ditches or streams, per Weakley's Flora

Emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Non-native
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont)


INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow
5-6 sepals
5-6 petals
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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



Ludwigia grandiflora ssp. grandiflora   FAMILY Onagraceae

Showy Water-primrose