Creeping primrosewillow
Ludwigia repens
Onagraceae


Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also in water gardens and along pond and lake margins.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Description:
Small creeping herb.
Height:
About 1-3 inches in height. Creeping across the ground or shallow water and forming large mats.
Growth Rate:
Fast.
Range:
Southern United States south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland; West Indies.
Habitats:
Marshes and swamps.
Soils:
Wet to moist, seasonally inundated organic, sandy or calcareous soils, with or without humusy top layer.
Nutritional Requirements:
Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Full sun to light shade.
Flower Color:
Yellow.
Flower Characteristics:
Inconspicuous.
Flowering Season:
Spring-fall.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous capsule.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed or divisions.
Comments:


George D. Gann
George D. Gann
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Keith A. Bradley
Keith A. Bradley