Ludwigia linearis

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Common name: narrowleaf primrose-willow[1], eastern narrowleaf seedbox[2]

Ludwigia linearis
Ludwigia linearis SEF.jpg
Photo by the Southeastern Flora Database
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida - Dicots
Order: Myrtales
Family: Onagraceae
Genus: Ludwigia
Species: L. linearis
Binomial name
Ludwigia linearis
Natural range of Ludwigia linearis from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Taxonomic Notes

Synonyms: none.[3]

Varieties: Ludwigia linearis Walter var. linearis, Ludwigia linearis Walter var. puberula Engelmann & A. Gray.[3]


L. linearis is a perennial forb/herb of the Onagraceae family native to North America.[1]


L. linearis var. linearis ranges from southern New Jersey to central peninsular Florida, west to southeastern Louisiana, and inland to the Cumberland Plateau of northcentral Alabama and central Tennessee.[3] L. linearis var. puberula ranges from central Alabama to central Arizona and eastern Missouri, south to eastern Texas, and north to Florida and North Carolina.[3]



L. linearis proliferates in savannas and interdunal swales.[2] Specimens have been collected from shallow water of pond, longleaf pine flatwoods, moist sandy loam of roadside, cypress swamp, black sandy peat, wiregrass wet pine flatwoods, wet savanna, and sandy clay of cleared loblolly pine flat.[4]

Ludwigia linearis is an indicator species for the Peninsula Savannas community type as described in Carr et al. (2010).[5]


L. linearis flowers from June to September.[3]

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 USDA Plant Database
  2. 2.0 2.1 Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Weakley, A.S. 2015. Flora of the southern and mid-atlantic states. Working Draft of 21 May 2015. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  4. URL: Last accessed: June 2018. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, Nancy E. Jordan, Cecil Slaughter, Marc Minno, Ann F. Johnson, Neal Morar, R.K. Godfrey, O. Lakela, R. Kral, Sidney McDaniel, Richard Houk, Bruce Hansen, JoAnn Hansen, A.H. Curtiss, R. Komarek, Annie Schmidt. States and counties: Florida (Nassau, Liberty, Franklin, Clay, Escambia, Washington, Wakulla, Dixie, Hillsborough, Taylor, Leon, Jefferson, Hamilton, Gulf, Calhoun, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Jackson, Gadsden, Calhoun, Bay) Georgia (Seminole, Thomas, Atkinson) Alabama (Mobile) Texas (Orange) Arkansas (Calhoun)
  5. Carr, S.C., K.M. Robertson, and R.K. Peet. 2010. A vegetation classification of fire-dependent pinelands of Florida. Castanea 75:153-189.