Ludwigia decurrens

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Ludwigia decurrens
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Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Onagraceae
Genus: Ludwigia
Species: L. decurrens
Binomial name
Ludwigia decurrens

Ludwigia decurrens is a species of flowering plant in the evening primrose family known by the common names willow primrose and wingleaf primrose-willow. It is native to the central and eastern United States.[1]

This species is an annual or woody perennial herb growing up to 6 feet tall. It has an erect form and a winged stem. The linear leaves are alternately arranged. The flower has four to five yellow petals.[2]

This plant grows in wet habitat types, often alongside Polygonum and Cyperus species.[2]

This species has been shown to have allelopathic effects on other plants.[3]


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