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Ludwigia erecta (L.) Hara
Yerba de jicotea

Ludwigia erecta

Family: Onagraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old World tropics.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For an image, click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below.

Other data on Ludwigia erecta available from :

Ludwigia erecta has been found in the following 11 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Lucille Hammock Present Native
Pine Jog Environmental Sciences Center Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Warbler Wetland Natural Area Present Native

Ludwigia erecta has been found in the following 7 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Ludwigia erecta has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Wetland

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Ludwigia erecta