Ludwigia peruviana (L.) H. Hara - Peruvian PrimroseWillow
Family - Onagraceae
Flowering - February - December.
Habitat - Swamps, lake and pond margins, ditches.
Origin - Native to tropical America.
Other information - This large species has been reported in just two Alabama counties. The plant can be identified by its woody growth, densely pubescent stems, alternate leaves, 4 bright yellow petals, and 8 stamens.
Photographs taken in Winter Haven, FL., 4-14-06.