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water purslane
Ludwigia palustris
Ludwigia palustris
water purslane Evening-Primrose Family
Ludwigia palustris Onagraceae
common names
  water purslane
  marsh seedbox
accepted scientific name
  Ludwigia palustris (L.) Elliott
rules for finding collection records
  Ludwigia palustris (39)
family name
  • Onagraceae
Image Author: ©2008 Keir Morse
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Category: Wildflowers, Aquatic Plants
Flowers: Four petals
Petal colors: color color
Flower size is about 0.1 inches
Leaf: Opposite
Plant Observed 3rd week of February thru 2nd week of December
Non-Native. Naturalized.

How Likely at this Location (14%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (27%)
where plant found
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Accepted Scientific Name

Ludwigia palustris   (L.) Elliott   (TSN: 27336, Index: 820)

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