Ludwigia microcarpa Michx.

Small False Loosestrife

Ludwigia microcarpa plant

Family - Onagraceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Ludwigia microcarpa stemWinged stem close-up.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Flowers - No info. yet.

Ludwigia microcarpa flowerFlower (with morning dew).

Flowering - July - October.

Habitat - Fens.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This small species is rare in Missouri and can be found only in one or two southern Ozark counties. It is more common in states of the southeastern U.S.
L. microcarpa is easy to identify because of its habitat and small size.

Photographs taken at Shut-Ins Mountain Fen, Shannon County, MO., 8-10-03.