Non-Native to Florida
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This species appears on the following legally prohibited plant lists
CATEGORY I on the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council’s (FLEPPC) 2017 List of Invasive Plant Species
Ludwigia peruviana is commly found growing in swamps, lakes and pond margins nearly throughout Florida. They are native to tropical America and bloom all year (Wunderlin, 2003).
For brief control information, see Efficacy of Herbicide Active Ingredients Against Aquatic Weeds by K. Langeland, M. Netherland, and W. Haller.