Marsh Purslane
Ludwigia palustris
Family: Onagraceae

Habitat:

Shallow water, exposed mud of pond margins, streambanks

Location relative to water:

Rooted underwater, submerged or emergent body

Range:

Most of US, except some western states

Leaves:

  • Lance-shaped to ovate
  • Opposite
  • 0.5-3.0 cm long (0.2-1.2 inches)
  • Shiny green or deep red
  • Tapered at base to winged petiole

Flowers:

  • Single, stalkless
  • Grow in leaf axil
  • Sepals broadly triangular
  • Petals small and red but usually absent
 
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