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Marsh Seedbox (Ludwigia palustris)

Ludwigia Palustris, or more commonly know as Marsh Seedbox, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) with gray-green foliage and green flowers of the genus Ludwigia. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 0.2 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is summer, blooms during spring, is intolerant of shade and is routinely available commercially. Ludwigia Palustris or Marsh Seedbox's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Hawaii and Puerto Rico

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Ludwigia
  • Family: Onagraceae
  • Order: Myrtales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) HI (I) PR (N) CAN (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(OBL) 2(OBL) 3(OBL) 5(OBL) 6(OBL) 7(OBL) 8(NI) 9(OBL) 0(OBL) C(OBL) H(OBL)
  • Active Growth Period: Summer
  • Allelopath: No
  • C:N Ratio: Medium
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Green
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Foliage Color: Gray-Green
  • Foliage Texture: Fine
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Yellow
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Stoloniferous
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Height Mature (feet): 0.2
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Prostrate
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: High
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: High
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: None
  • Fertility Requirement: Low
  • Fire Tolerance: None
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 130
  • Hedge Tolerance: None
  • Moisture Use: High
  • pH (Minimum): 5
  • pH (Maximum): 8.5
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 4800
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 10000
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 25
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 60
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 10
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Intolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -34
  • Bloom Period: Spring
  • Commercial Availability: No Known Source
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: Low
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Fall
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: No
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: No
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: No
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: Yes
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed Spread Rate: Rapid
  • Seedling Vigor: High
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: Rapid




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