Ludwigia octovalvis (Jacq.) Raven - Mexican PrimroseWillow
Family - Onagraceae
Flowering - February - December.
Habitat - Marshes, lake and pond margins.
Origin - Native to North and Central America.
Other information - This species can be found in just two southern Alabama counties. The plant can be identified by its habitat, woody stems, lanceolate leaves, 8 stamens, 4 petals and sepals, long hypanthium, and short pedicel.
Photographs taken in Winter Haven, FL., 4-14-06.