Floating Primrose-Willow

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FLOATING PRIMROSE-WILLOW
Water primrose
Ludwigia peploides - Onagraceae, Primrose Family

DESCRIPTION
: Aquatic flowering perennial herb
Height: Sprawling or floating plant 3 to 4 inches high
Flowers: Yellow, with five petals each 2 1/2 inches wide, late spring to summer
Fruit: Capsule
Foliage: Dark green, elongated-oval 2 1/2
inches long and 1 inch wide
Growth rate: Fast

REQUIREMENTS
:
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Soil: Mud
Drainage: Poor
Water: Flooded
Maintenance: Medium: can easily take over a pond. Prune back
Propagation: Seeds or root division

NATIVE
HABITAT: Resaca, ponds, quiet streams, canals, ditches and swamps

WILDLIFE
USE: The floating leaves and submerged stems give shelter and food for many wetland animals.

COMMENTS
: This showy pond plant is very aggressive, best if planted in acontainer, without holes, to control it from taking over your pond.

 

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