Ludwigia ?

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    I found this growing in a ditch. It was about 6ft in height. My first though is some sort of Ludwigia but I haven't been able to find one that matches.
     

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    Wow! That was fast, thanks.
     
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    Well I just did a little more reading and Ludwigia leptocarpa is supposed to have 5 to 6 petals and the one I posted has 8, so that can't be it.
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    It has up to 7 petals so 8 isn't out of the question on a single specimen.
     
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    Just to update this. I am considering this one confirmed. The only flower close-ups I had were the ones posted here which show 8 petals. I decided to enlarge some of the full plant photos, like the first two, and see if I could count the petals. I looked at over a dozen flowers the I could clearly see and they all had 6 petals, which matches the description for L leptocarpa. It looks like I chose the one freak flower on the whole plant to photograph.
    Thank you very much.
     

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