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Dragon primrose (Ludwigia adscendens)

Water primrose or water-dragon or dragon primrose (Ludwigia adscendens) is a plant species in the Onagraceae, a floating herbaceous perennial with a spongy and white float, large and cylindrical stems, growing floating on the surface of the water and crawling over the surface of wet soil.

L. adscendens has simple leaves with elliptical blades, thick, 0.4-7 cm long, 0.7-3 cm wide, apex sharp or rounded, margins even, dark green and shiny, a main vein in the center with many small pinnate vein. Petiole short 0.5-1.0 cm.

Dlium Dlium Dragon primrose (Ludwigia adscendens)


Disc-shaped flowers, white or cream with a yellow center, appear singly in the leaf axils, each having 5 sepals, 5 petals and 10 stamens. Flowers have long stalks and white hair.

This species grows to float on calm, clear fresh water and permanently wet land with plenty of sunlight in rivers, canals, canals, farmland, roadsides and other inundated places.





Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Myrtales
Family: Onagraceae
Genus: Ludwigia
Species: Ludwigia adscendens
Subspecies: Ludwigia adscendens ssp. adscendens, Ludwigia adscendens ssp. diffusa

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