Ludwigia repens

Creeping Seedbox

Onacraceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Annual
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:NA
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: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Aquatic ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Aquatic ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Pond, lake, or stream bottom, Organic material (muck), Sand
Soil pH:Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
  

  • Larval food for some hawk moths. 
  • Attracts insects.

Native Habitats:Marshes, dome swamps.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:Known as an easy-to-grow aquarium plant.