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Evening PrimroseFenwick-Hollowell Wetlands Trail

Evening primrose (Ludwigia alternifolia)


Often found in wet or swampy areas, Evening primrose is a perennial wildflower with many branches and small (.5 to .75 inches) yellow flowers. Simple leaves are alternate, pointed, lance-shaped and dark green. It blooms between May and October, producing distinctive squarish seed pods.
Ludwigia alternifolia

Gardening Tips

Care Known Problems How to Harvest Mature Size Notes/Uses
Grows in full sun to part shade; Needs moist to wet soil with an acidic pH n/a Flowers drop quickly, so harvesting in the morning is best Height: 2 – 3 feet
Width: 1 – 1.5 feet
Use as water plants, in rain gardens