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False Loosestrife
Ludwigia sp.

  • Distribution - Common on the Coastal Plain and occasionally throughout Chesapeake Bay along the shores of freshwater streams, rivers and ponds.

  • Recognition - Grows to 1 meter tall, leaves usually linear to lanceolate 1 to 6 cm long, alternate or opposite. Flowers July to September.

  • Reproduction - By seed.

  • Comments - This genus has both terrestrial and aquatic species. Many of the aquatic species can live in moist terrestrial environments.

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