Ludwigia octovalvis

Ludwigia octovalvis

Ludwigia octovalvis

(Willow primrose)

FAMILY

Onagraceae

Species

Ludwigia octovalvis

Common name

Willow primrose

Flower colour; life form

Flowers yellow; herb

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

An erect often much-branched herb, it usually grows to about 1 m tall but may be much taller. Found in moist areas, leaves are alternate, to about 15 cm long, flowers with 4 yellow petals and 8 stamens and an inferior ovary. The terete capsule is usually up to 4.5 cm long but length varies between 2 and 5.5 cm long.

Ludwigia octovalvis