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Peruvian PrimroseWillow

Ludwigia peruviana spp

Description:

Bright yellow four petaled flower with lanceolate dark green leaves. On a hebaceous plant that grows to about 7 to 9 feet high with an upright almost shrubby appearance.

Habitat:

Sandy soil in a office retail development. Growing on the edge of a manmade drainage structure at a retail office deevelopment.


1 species ID suggestions

Seedbox
Ludwigia alternifolia

7 Comments

chesterbperry
chesterbperry a year ago

Looks good to me, glad you found the identity. :)

MichaelEdward
MichaelEdward a year ago

@chesterbperry got it I think. The alabama site even had a subspecies. I think this is good. Made me look a little harder. Thank you.

chesterbperry
chesterbperry a year ago

Well guess you are not only one missing stuff, I can not account for that size. Maybe just label Ludwigia spp. until someone more experienced can help.

MichaelEdward
MichaelEdward a year ago

@chesterbperry , I agree that the flower of the sandbox is more accurate but how does one account for the 7 to 9 feet in height. Very tall and wide plants.

MichaelEdward
MichaelEdward a year ago

You are right. My horticultural mind is rusty to have missed that.

chesterbperry
chesterbperry a year ago

You are welcome Michael, but I think you have this misidentified, L. grandiflora has 5 petals.

MichaelEdward
MichaelEdward a year ago

Thank you Chesterberry

Weston, Florida, USA

Lat: 26.11, Long: -80.36

Spotted on Dec 23, 2012
Submitted on Dec 23, 2012

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