Creeping Water Primrose

Creeping water primrose is a perennial plant that stands erect along the shoreline but also forms long runners (up to 16 feet) that sprawl across wet soil or float out across the water surface. The leaves vary from green to red tinged and appear glossy. The plants bloom distinct yellow flowers in all seasons except winter. Flowers vary in size from 1 – 2 inches in diameter.


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    Recreational activities such as swimming, fishing, and boating can be impaired, prevented, and even dangerous.

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    Excessive Aquatic weeds greatly detract from the aesthetic appeal and possible value of the overall property.

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    Excessive growth can lead to fish stunting, overpopulation, and in extreme cases, fish kills.

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    Floating weeds can blanket the entire surface and decrease the oxygen to dangerous levels for fish.

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    Too many weeds impede water flow in drainage ditches, irrigation canals, and culverts, causing water to back up.


Creeping Water Primrose can be found in most of the contiguous states.