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Creeping Primrose-willow
Ludwigia repens
  
About Creeping Primrose-willow (Ludwigia repens) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Ludwigia repens is a species of flowering plant in the evening primrose family known by the common name creeping primrose-willow. It is native to parts of the Americas and it has the potential to spread easily and become naturalized in many areas. It is known as an aquatic weed in some regions. It is also cultivated as an aquarium plant. This is a mat-forming perennial herb with a creeping stem up to 30 centimeters long, rooting at nodes which come in contact with wet substrate. The leaves are oppositely arranged and up to 4 or 5 centimeters long. The flower has four yellow colored petals no more than 3 millimeters long nested on a base of four pointed sepals which may be slightly longer.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
4 - 11.8 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Bogs and Ponds

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Muddy or sandy streambanks, ponds, ditches

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 5.8" - 26.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 0.57", Coldest Month: 46.4" - 55.0", Hottest Month: 65.7" - 79.3", Humidity: 1.74" - 29.10", Elevation: 23" - 3166"


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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