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Ludwigia alternifolia

Bushy Seedbox

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Ludwigia alternifolia (Bushy Seedbox)

This interesting plant produces numerous showy yellow flowers from the leaf axils. The four-petaled flower is typical of the evening primrose family. The yellow flower petals fall off easily when touched. The plants common names comes from its cube-shaped seedpods that rattle when ripe. Occurs in wet and swampy areas.

Additional Information:

24-36 Inches


-18 Inches


Bloom/Seasonal Color
Medium Yellow

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Tussock Sedge (Carex stricta), Soft Rush (Juncus effusus), Blue Flag (Iris versicolor), Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis), Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation


Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Late (July-frost)

Special Uses


Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map