Ludwigia hirtella

hairy seedbox, spindleroot
Family

Onagraceae

Leaf Arrangement

alternate

Leaf Attachment

sessile

Leaf Margin

entire

Leaf Type

simple

Leaf Shape

elliptic, lanceolate

Growth Form

forb

Flower Color

yellow

Flower Petals

4

Flower Month

June - September

Height (meters)

0.4 - 1.0

Milky Sap

No

Armed/Unarmed

Unarmed

Origin

native

Lifespan

perennial

Growing Season

Warm season


Wetland Class

FACW

Prairie Coefficient of Conservatism

4

Field Characters

Sepals with long spreading hairs.

Natural History

Hairy Seedbox is an uncommon forb found in wet places of pine forests and prairies of western Louisiana and east Texas.

Habitat

Savannahs, swamps, coastal plains, ditches, wet places, pinewoods, and bogs.