Carolinas and Georgia

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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Common 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

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

Uncommon (but often locally abundant)


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

 

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Ludwigia grandiflora ssp. hexapetala   FAMILY Onagraceae

Common Water-primrose