Ludwigia repens

creeping seedbox

Onacraceae

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: annual
Size: Height: 0.5 ft
Flower Color: flower color      yellow
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Groundcover for the edges of retention ponds. Mitigation (created or restored) wetlands. Can form small floating mats.
Propagation: Seed. Division.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Lugwigias are the larval food for some hawk moths.
Native Habitats: Marshes, dome swamps.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B,10A,10B