Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Ludwigia polycarpa Short & R.Peter image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Onagraceae
Ludwigia polycarpa Short & R.Peter
false-loosestrife, top-pod water-primrose
Ludwigia: named for Christian Gottlieb Ludwig (1709-1773), a professor in Leipzig
polycarpa: polys for "many, frequent, much;" carpos for "many fruit"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect to sagging, perennial, 4"-40" tall forb, usually with many upper branches; stems 4 -angled, smooth
Flower: 4-parted, stalkless; petals tiny and green or absent; inflorescence a long, interrupted, leafy spike; blooms July-Sept.
Leaf:alternate, mostly stalkless
Habitat: swamps, marshes, wet prairies, streambanks

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