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Ludwigia repens J.R. Forster. Section: Isnardia. Creeping Seedbox. Phen: (Mar-) Jun-Sep (-Nov) Hab: Ditches, pools, and streams. Dist: Se. VA south to s. FL, west to TX, CA, and n. Mexico, north in the interior to TN, MO, and OK; Bermuda; West Indies; Central and South America.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Reveal et al. (2003) proposed the name L. repens for nomenclatural conservation with a conserved type; if this proposal had not been accepted, L. natans Elliott would have become the name of this species (see synonymy).

Synonymy: = Fl4, FNA10, GrPl, GW2, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, RAB, Tx, WH3, Wagner, Hoch, & Raven (2007); = Isnardia natans (Elliott) Small – S13; = Isnardia repens – S; = Ludwigia natans Elliott – F, G; = n/a – C

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Great Plains: OBL
  • Midwest: OBL

Heliophily: 8

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
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