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Decodon verticillatus

Water-oleander, Water-willow, Water-loosestrife

Scientific Name:

Decodon verticillatus

Genus:

Decodon

Species Epithet:

verticillatus

Common Name:

Water-oleander, Water-willow, Water-loosestrife

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Lythraceae (Loosestrife Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Wet

Bloom Time:

July, August, September

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Natural lakes,limesink ponds, peatlands, and peaty swamps. Common in NC Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Whorled

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Notes:

Leaves may be opposite or whorled. Stem arch and root at tips--can form dense patches.

Stem

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Herb Amyx

Bloom

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Herb Amyx

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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