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Thursday, October 11, 2018

October 11, 2018

Location: Sebastian, Rails to Trails

This is Ludwigia Octovalvis,
Around here, it is not a foreigner.
Despite the common name Mexican Primrosewillow,
It really is native to Florida.

This plant can be found in marshes
Nearly everywhere in Florida you go.
In other countries though it's considered a weed
Which affects crops such as rice and cocoa.

Sources: CABI Invasive Species Compendium

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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