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Creeping primrosewillow
Ludwigia repens
Onagraceae
 

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

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

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.

Description: Small creeping herb.

Dimensions: 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.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

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.

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown from seed or divisions.


Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Copyright by: George D. Gann

Copyright by: George D. Gann

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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