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Bacopa caroliniana

Blue Water-hyssop, Sweet Water-hyssop, Carolina Water-hyssop, Lemon Bacopa

Scientific Name:

Bacopa caroliniana

Genus:

Bacopa

Species Epithet:

caroliniana

Common Name:

Blue Water-hyssop, Sweet Water-hyssop, Carolina Water-hyssop, Lemon Bacopa

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Blue

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Wet

Bloom Time:

May, June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Wet shores, tidal muds, marshes, disturbed wetland sites. Rare in NC coastal plain and uncommon in the Sandhills.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure, G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*Key)

Notes:

Forms mats and can spread rapidly. The leaves and stems have a strong lemon fragrance. Used as an aquarium plant and in hanging baskets.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Vascular Plants of NC: https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/plant_list.php

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: https://www.wildflower.org/gallery/species.php?id_plant=BACA

https://nc.audubon.org/700



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