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.
|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|