PlantsBacopa→Smooth Water Hyssop (Bacopa monnieri)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 4 inches to 10 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: White to pale bluish-pink petals, broadly flaring at the mouth.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Other: Year round
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Water gardens
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Layering
Division
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Flowers have a slight pink tinge which is not visible in the phot

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Feb 20, 2013 5:39 PM

Bacopa monnieri is a Florida native perennial that occurs throughout the state. It has broadly creeping stems that root at the nodes, forming dense mats of vegetation. The oval, thick, succulent leaves are 1/2 to 3/4 inches long and appear opposite along the prostrate and spreading stems. The 1/2-inch wide solitary flowers are composed of 5 white to bluish-pink petals fused at their bases and broadly flaring at the mouth. Herb-of-Grace is a low growing aquatic or semi-aquatic perennial found in fresh and brackish water habits, moist soils, along roadsides, edges of ponds and marshes, wet ditches, and canal margins.

Medicinally, the extract of Bacopa monnieri is said to help enhance memory and motor function, as well as to treat anxiety and depression.

Bacopa monnieri is a host plant for caterpillars of the White Peacock Butterfly.

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