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Marsh Seedbox
Ludwigia palustris
  
About Marsh Seedbox (Ludwigia palustris) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Ludwigia palustris is a species of flowering plant in the evening primrose family known by the common names marsh seedbox, Hampshire-purslane and water purslane. Its native distribution is unclear, but includes parts of the Americas; it can be found on most continents and spreads easily to become naturalized. It is also cultivated as an aquarium plant. This is an aquatic or semiaquatic perennial herb which grows in moist to wet to flooded areas. It is sometimes a weed. The stem is up to half a meter long and spreads to form mats on the mud, rooting at nodes in contact with the substrate, or floats ascending in the water. The leaves are oppositely arranged and green to red or purple in color. Solitary flowers appear in leaf axils. They are made up of tiny green sepals and no petals. They yield small capsular fruits containing many minute seeds.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
4 - 2.4 in tall

Form
Form
Spreading

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast

Flower Color
Flower Color
Green

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Landscaping Information
Soil Description
Soil Description
Adaptable, tolerant of sand, loam and clay

Common uses
Common uses
Bogs and Ponds

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 5.9" - 109.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.18" - 3.99", Coldest Month: 32.0" - 50.6", Hottest Month: 54.2" - 77.7", Humidity: 0.39" - 28.81", Elevation: -3" - 6706"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Hampshire-purslane, Marsh Purslane, Water Purslane


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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