Taxon  Report   5084 
Ludwigia peploides  (Kunth) Raven
Floating primrose willow,  Floating water primrose, Marsh purslane
Ludwigia peploides
© 2012 Jean Pawek
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Ludwigia peploides
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Ludwigia peploides
© 2015 John Doyen
Ludwigia peploides, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Ludwigia peploides
© 2007 Neal Kramer
(many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Ludwigia peploides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 21, 2016).

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