OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Myrtales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Ludwigia palustris   FAMILY Onagraceae   Go to FSUS key



SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ludwigia palustris   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 10 (2021)

Ludwigia palustris

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 137-01-023:

Ludwigia palustris   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Isnardia palustris

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Water-purslane, Marsh Purslane, Marsh Seedbox


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image of Ludwigia palustris, Common Water-purslane, Marsh Purslane, Marsh Seedbox

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ispa4_001_lvd

        

image of Ludwigia palustris, Common Water-purslane, Marsh Purslane, Marsh Seedbox

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_lupa_003_lvd

        

image of Ludwigia palustris, Common Water-purslane, Marsh Purslane, Marsh Seedbox

JK Marlow    jkm240213_7368

February    Greenville County    SC

image of Ludwigia palustris, Common Water-purslane, Marsh Purslane, Marsh Seedbox

JK Marlow    jkm240312_7707

March    Greenville County    SC

image of Ludwigia palustris, Common Water-purslane, Marsh Purslane, Marsh Seedbox

JK Marlow    jkm210706_1869

July    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Leaf blade abruptly tapered to a winged stalk, per www.minnesotawildflowers.info.

image of Ludwigia palustris, Common Water-purslane, Marsh Purslane, Marsh Seedbox

JK Marlow    jkm210706_1872

July    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Flowers upright, stalkless. Calyx ~ 1/8" across with lobes flaring outward, per www.minnesotawildflowers.info.

image of Ludwigia palustris, Common Water-purslane, Marsh Purslane, Marsh Seedbox

JK Marlow    jkm210706_1873

July    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Ludwigia palustris, Common Water-purslane, Marsh Purslane, Marsh Seedbox

Gill Newberry    gn10_l_palustris

October        

Reddish stems and ovate leaves up to 1" on long petioles, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998).

image of Ludwigia palustris, Common Water-purslane, Marsh Purslane, Marsh Seedbox

Gill Newberry    gn10_ludwigia_palustris

October        

This species prostrate or floating. Minute flowers sessile in the axils, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998).

 

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Ludwigia palustris   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ludwigia palustris   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 10
Ludwigia palustris

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 137-01-023:
Ludwigia palustris   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Isnardia palustris

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2232

Forb
Perennial

Habitat: In a wide range of natural and altered moist to wet disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Petioles to 2.5cm long
Margins entire

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Sepals yellowish-green to pinkish
4 sepals
Petals absent
Inferior ovary

Flowers in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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