WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: MEXICAN PRIMROSEWILLOW (Ludwigia octovalvis)
Larval host Banded Sphinx Moth Caterpillar (Eumorpha fasciatus) and Flea Beetle (Altica spp.) which is shown.
can be aggressive as it readily reseeds. Beware of the lookalike L. peruviana (PERUVIAN PRIMROSEWILLOW) which is a category I invasive on the FLEPPC list.
Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Ludwigia