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Ludwigia spathulata Torrey & A. Gray. Section: Isnardia. Southern Water-purslane. Phen: May-Oct. Hab: Sinkhole ponds, cypress-gum ponds, depression meadows, boggy shores. Dist: SC south to Panhandle FL and s. AL.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: A tetraploid species (2n=32).

Synonymy: = Fl4, FNA10, GW2, K1, K3, K4, RAB, WH3, Wagner, Hoch, & Raven (2007); = Isnardia spathulata (Torr. & A.Gray) Small – S, S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL

Heliophily: 9

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