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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Ludwigia octovalvis (Jacq.) Raven
Mexican primrosewillow

Ludwigia octovalvis
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Onagraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.


Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Doubtfully Native

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Not reported until 2000, when collected by Keith Bradley in an artificial wetland on Big Pine Key.

Other data on Ludwigia octovalvis available from :

Ludwigia octovalvis has been reported for the following 5 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Coastal Interdunal Swale
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Freshwater Tidal Swamp

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Ludwigia octovalvis
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer