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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Ludwigia alternifolia

Alternate-leaf Seedbox, Tall Seedbox, Bushy Seedbox

Scientific Name:

Ludwigia alternifolia

Genus:

Ludwigia

Species Epithet:

alternifolia

Common Name:

Alternate-leaf Seedbox, Tall Seedbox, Bushy Seedbox

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Onagraceae (Evening-Primrose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

May, June, July, August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Freshwater tidal marshes, ditches, other marshes, open wet places, disturbed wet places. Common throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Carteret County

©Lynda Clay

Seedpods close-up

©Lynda Clay

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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