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
Foliage: Dark green, elongated-oval 2 1/2
inches long and 1 inch wide
Growth rate: Fast
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
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.