Plant ID forum: Seed Box (Ludwigia alternifolia)

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 15, 2011 1:03 PM CST

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These two pictures were sent to me from one of our local master gardeners. She said she didn't plant it. Any ideas?


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dave
Aug 15, 2011 1:03 PM CST

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It reminds me of Oenethera...
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 15, 2011 1:46 PM CST
Sure looks like Oenothera to me. At first I thought maybe Oenothera biennis but there's another yellow flowering one that I think is native in Texas, O. texensis: http://www.google.com/search?q=Oenothera+texensis+images&hl=...
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 15, 2011 1:48 PM CST

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Thanks Lin, I'm sending you an acorn as a thanks for the ID. Smiling
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plantladylin
Aug 15, 2011 1:53 PM CST
Dave, thank you for another Acorn! I'm sending one right back to you too! You knew it was Oenothera, and I know it is too ... just not sure which one! Smiling
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 15, 2011 1:55 PM CST

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I tip my hat to you.
Name: Cindi
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CindiKS
Aug 15, 2011 5:24 PM CST
Those plants grow in our pond. I always thought they were some sort of water plant, but this year most of the pond dried up and they are happily rooted in dry earth.
When the pond is full, they grow and bloom just floating near the edge.
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Name: Cindi
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CindiKS
Aug 15, 2011 5:40 PM CST
oops, disregard. I googled images, and my yellow flower is a Ludwigia. Close, but no cigar. I've never seen a Oenethera with such small blooms. Ours are 3" at least. The master gardener will know for sure next year when she has a full crop come up! I wonder if that one opens in the evening or all day? My large flowered ones open around 6 pm, all of them within a minute of each other.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 16, 2011 6:20 AM CST

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CindiKS said:all of them within a minute of each other.


Isn't that interesting? They sound like beautiful plants!
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Aug 27, 2011 3:54 PM CST
I think the plant in question could be this one Ludwigia octovalvis ;
http://wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=LUOC
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Aug 27, 2011 4:24 PM CST
Not sure about the octovalvis part, but I thought it was Ludwigia myself.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 27, 2011 6:16 PM CST

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Those photos certainly are a perfect match! I'll pass this along to the MG in my group who sent it to me - thank you! Smiling
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Aug 27, 2011 9:00 PM CST
You are welcome, glad to be able to help Smiling
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