OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ludwigia suffruticosa   FAMILY Onagraceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ludwigia suffruticosa   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 137-01-014:
Ludwigia suffruticosa   FAMILY Onagraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Shrubby Seedbox


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image of Ludwigia suffruticosa, Shrubby Seedbox

Jerry Bright    jeb_072608_027

July    Charleston County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Flowers in a terminal headlike cluster; flowering stems 12-32" tall, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Ludwigia suffruticosa, Shrubby Seedbox

Jerry Bright    jeb_072608_136

July    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Sepals widely ovate (petals absent), per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ludwigia suffruticosa   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ludwigia suffruticosa   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 137-01-014:
Ludwigia suffruticosa   FAMILY Onagraceae

 

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2343

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in NC)

Look for it in periodically to seasonally flooded portions of limesink ponds (dolines) and clay-based Carolina bays, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Petioles almost absent or to 5mm long

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Creamy-white
4 sepals
Petals absent, usually
4 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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