Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Ludwigia alternifolia L. image
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Dave Seils

Dave Seils

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Sue R. Crispin
Family Onagraceae
Ludwigia alternifolia L.
false-loosestrife, seed-box, square-pod water-primrose
Ludwigia: named for Christian Gottlieb Ludwig (1709-1773), a professor in Leipzig
alternifolia: alternate leaved
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 20"-40" tall forb, usually with many branches; clustered, fleshy, fibrous roots
Flower: yellow to white, 4-parted, 1/2" wide, often found with the petals fallen and only the pinkish sepals remaining; blooms July-Aug.
Leaf:alternate, lance-like to linear, mostly stalkless
Habitat: wet; woods, shores

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