Invasive Alien Species

Species Name: Ludwigia hyssopifolia

Family Name:
Jussiaea linifolia Vahl.
Ludwigia micrantha (Kunze) Hara

Annual erect herb, 15-150 cm tall. Stems ribbed apically,  often becoming woody at the base, elongate aerophores arising from burred submerged roots. Leaves short to rather long-petioled, entire, scattered, elongate-lanceolate, 1-10 x 0.25-3.5 cm. Inflorescence solitary, axillary, sessile or nearly so; flowers bisexual, actinomorphic, 4(5)-merous, open at 7 a.m. for only one day; petiole 2.5-18 mm; sepals 4, lanceolate, 3 nerves, 2-4 x 0.7-1.2 mm; petal yellow, elliptic, 2-3 x 1-2 mm; capsule relatively thin walled, 1.5-3 x 1-1.2 mm, sub-sessile; seeds oblong, up to 0.5 mm long.
Invaded Habitat:
Shallow freshwater ditches and pools, edges of water courses, excavated drains, mud, moist garden soils, on inundated soils, river edges, waste places, rice fields.
Throughout Indonesia
Occurs up to 1 000 m altitude in everwet regions and in those pronounced dry season.
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