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WSSA Weed Watch: ‘Shape-Shifting’ Primrose Plant Plagues Communities in Coastal States

Three water-loving species in the primrose family are now plaguing communities across the Pacific Northwest and Southern Atlantic — clogging lakes, ponds, canals, rice fields and sensitive wetlands. The exotic invaders are Uruguayan primrose-willow (Ludwigia hexapetala), large-flowered primrose-willow (Ludwigia grandiflora) and creeping water primrose (Ludwigia peploides subsp. montevidensis), all natives of South America. READ MORE
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