Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Ludwigia palustris (L.) Elliott image
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Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Onagraceae
Ludwigia palustris (L.) Elliott
marsh purslane, marsh seed-box, water-purslane
Ludwigia: named for Christian Gottlieb Ludwig (1709-1773), a professor in Leipzig
palustris: "of marshes"
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Status: Native
Plant: drooping or creeping perennial forb
Flower: greenish, tiny, 4-parted, stalkless, no petals; solitary in the upper leaf axils; blooms July-Sept.
Leaf:lance-like to oval, sharply narrowing to the stalk, opposite
Habitat: wet; mud, shallows
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Isnardia palustris L., non Jussiaea palustris G.F.W.Mey.
Isnardia palustris L. var. americana DC.
Ludwigia palustris (L.) Elliott var. americana (DC.) Fernald & Griscom
Ludwigia palustris (L.) Elliott var. americana (DC.) Fernald & Griscom f. elongata Fassett
Ludwigia palustris (L.) Elliott var. nana Fernald & Griscom
Ludwigia palustris (L.) Elliott var. pacifica Fernald & Griscom

         
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