Taxon  Report   5083    
Ludwigia palustris  (L.) Elliott
Marsh purslane,  Marsh seedbox
Ludwigia palustris
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Ludwigia palustris
© 2011 Jean Pawek
Ludwigia palustris
© 2010 Jean Pawek
Ludwigia palustris, a dicot, is a perennial herb (aquatic) that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Ludwigia palustris
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Ludwigia
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Isnardia palustris
PLANTS: Ludwigia palustris var. nana
ICPN + PLANTS: Ludwigia palustris var. americana
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More information about  Ludwigia palustris
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).