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Plant Details

Decodon verticillatus

Water-oleander, Water-willow, Water-loosestrife

Scientific Name:

Decodon verticillatus

Common Name:

Water-oleander, Water-willow, Water-loosestrife

Plant Family

Lythraceae (Loosestrife Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Shrub

Bloom Color(s):

Pink, Lavender, Purple

Size in Feet:

8

Light:

Full sun

Soil Moisture:

Hyric, Sub-hydric, Hygric(*)

Bloom Time:

July - August - September

Bloom Area:

Coast

Habitat Description:

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

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

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


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