Dantia palustris (L.) Des Moul.
Isnardia ascendens Hall ex Eaton & Wright
Isnardia nitida Poir.
Isnardia palustris L.
Jussiaea isnardia E.H.L.Krause
Quadricosta palustris (L.) Dulac
Common Name: Water Purslane
Ludwigia palustris is a perennial aquatic plant with slender reddish stems 5 - 30cm long, occasionally to 60cm. The stems are prostrate and rooting below and ascending or floating above[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
Western and southern Europe; southwest Asia; Africa (north and south); N. America - British Columbia to Nova Scotia, south to Mesoamerica
Shallow pools in acid fens[
]. Shallow water or wet soils[
Ludwigia palustris is a plant mainly of temperate regions, especially where the winters are not severe. It also extends into the subtropics and has spread into tropical areas of the Americas ans Africa,
A plant of shallow water or boggy land, it requires a fertile soil in a warm sunny position[
The plant is used in the treatment of phthisis (pulmonary tuberculosis), asthma and chronic coughs[
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse at a temperature between 15 - 20°c. Immerse the pot so that it is 2 - 5cm below water level[
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in containers of water in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer.
Division in spring[
Softwood cuttings in a frame in spring[