Hairy Water Primrose
(Hairy Seedbox - Bushy Tickseed - Star Tickseed)
Ludwigia hirtella
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose) Family

Hairy Water Primrose is an upright perennial with densely hairy stems and leaf underside.  Preferred habitat is edges of ponds and lakes, ditches and rich moist woods.

Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

Leaves are alternate on the stem, elliptic (widest at the middle) to egg-shaped, short leaf stalks, no teeth or a few may be scattered along the tip portion, no lobes. Leaf base is wedge-shaped.  Upper surface is smooth but downy beneath.

Flowers appear in the leaf axil as a solitary inflorescens; bisexual; symmetrical in form; 5-7 sepals and an equal number of petals; yellow; 10-12 stamens. Flowers occur in late summer and early autumn.

Fruit is a capsule.

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