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

Varieties: Ludwigia linearis Walter var. puberula Engelmann & A. Gray


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


L. linearis is found along the southeastern coast of the United States from Texas to New Jersey. [1]



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. [3]


L. linearis has been observed flowering July through October. [4]

Conservation and Management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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. 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)
  4. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. Accessed: 24 MAY 2018