Ludwigia peruviana

Family Onagraceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesLudwigia, Peruvian Primrose, Peruvian Water Primrose, Primrose Willow, Water Primrose, Willow Primrose
SynonymsJussiaea hirta Lam.; Jussiaea macrocarpa Kunth; Jussiaea mollis Kunth; Jussiaea peruviana f. hirsuta Hassl.; Jussiaea peruviana f. tomentosa Hassl.; Jussiaea peruviana L.; Jussiaea peruviana var. australis Hassl.; Jussiaea peruviana var. glaberrima Donn.Sm.; Jussiaea peruviana var. macrocarpa (Kunth) Bertoni; Jussiaea speciosa Ridl.; Jussiaea sprengeri hort. ex L.H. Bailey; Ludwigia hirta (L.) M. Gómez; Ludwigia peruviana var. glaberrima (Donn. Sm.) A. H. Liogier; Oenothera hirta L.
Growth formAquatic, Shrub
Seed dispersal morphologyAdhesive (burrs, sticky, awns, hairs etc.), Hydrochorous (buoyant)
Maximum height (m)3
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeNorth America, South America
Exotic range (Australia)NSW
Exotic range (other)Asia, North America, Pacific Ocean Islands
Habitat types (exotic)Wetlands, Riparian Systems, Water bodies
Soil type (exotic)Information unavailable
Decade of introduction1900

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Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 26030412281210
RCP 8.5 2050 180240120206
RCP 8.5 2070 180140120000

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2050 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2070 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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Further Information