Creeping Primrose-willow – Native Plant of the Day 11/27/2017
Photo from 6/18/2016. Location: Riverwalk, Amnicola Marsh, Hamilton County, TN.
More photos / info at the Ludwigia peploides detail page.
When I stopped at Amnicola Marsh a few days ago to check on the status of the American Lotus (they were blooming), I noticed a bright yellow blossom on a prostrate red stem in the cracked mud bottom (we are in a drought, and the water level is very low at the Marsh.) Cindy asked what it was, and I told her I thought it was a primrose-willow (Ludwigia species.)
Several years ago the Chattanooga Valley Church of the Nazarene generously opened a walking track next to a creek on their property in Flintstone, Georgia and made it available to the public. My wife and I take advantage of that track from time to time, and have been surprised and pleased by how many wildflowers grow in the area. Yesterday was a beautiful day, so we walked the track, and I went back later to photograph the wildflowers. Here are a dozen native species blooming now along the track.
Wingleaf Primrose-willow, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/16/2013.) Scientific name is Ludwigia decurrens. Also known as Wingstem Water Primrose, Willow Primrose, and Upright Primrose-willow. Photo below was taken at Amnicola Marsh in Hamilton County, TN on Aug 17, 2013. Go to the Wingleaf Primrose-willow detail page for more photos and information.
Seedbox, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/11/2011.) Scientific name is Ludwigia alternifolia. It is also known by the common names Smooth Seedbox, Bushy Seedbox, Rattle-box, and Square-pod Water-primrose. Photo below was taken in the Walker County, GA on July 22, 2011. Go to the Seedbox detail page for more photos and information.