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Scientific Name: Ludwigia peploides
•Leaves arranged alternately around thick, hollow stem that is green to red; leaves can have many different shapes, but often oval or club-shaped.
•Flowers yellow, often having 5 petals.
•Rooted along shoreline, but forms floating mat. Often has semi-erect stems and runners creeping away from the shore. The leaves on runners are often maroon in color usually, shorter and rounder, and lay flat on the surface.