Ludwigia palustris (L.) Ell. - Water Purslane
Family - Onagraceae
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Flowering - May - September.
Habitat - Shallow water, muddy pond margins, slow streams, ditches, swamps, spring branches.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This species can be found throughout much of Missouri but is absent from most of the northern 1/4 of the state. The plant can be identified by its wet habitat, opposite stems, and tiny greenish flowers.
Photographs taken near Angel Mounds, Evansville, IN., 8-5-06.