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Ludwigia octovalvis Flower 1621

On August 6th I drove over to a sumpy place I know on the Blackland Prairie in northeast Austin. One plant that regularly grows at the edge of the pond there is Ludwigia octovalvis, vernacular names for which include water primrose, narrow-leaf water primrose, Mexican primrose willow, and seedbox. Behold one of its pretty flowers.

To see the places in the southeastern United States where this species grows, you can check out the USDA map.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 23, 2014 at 5:53 AM

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