Home
Plant index
Trail Map

Ludwigia alternifolia
Seedbox
Onagraceae

More
flower
photographs


Interesting info

Four-petaled flower is typical of the evening primrose family.

The petals of this plant fall off easily when touched (anyone have any ideas why?).

Produces cube-shaped seedpods that rattle when ripe.

You ought to know

Height: 2' - 3'

Frequency: Only a few plants found in low, wet areas of the woods.

Blooms: July

Range: Found in wet areas throughout Indiana, but usually only a few at a time.

Known from New England to Kansas and from Florida to Texas.