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Bacopa caroliniana (Blue waterhyssop)
Cressler, Alan

Bacopa caroliniana

Bacopa caroliniana (Walter) B.L. Rob.

Blue Waterhyssop

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s): Hydrotrida caroliniana


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: To about 3 feet in height, though much of this emersed plant may be submerged.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MD , MS , NC , SC , TX , VA

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Bacopa caroliniana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Bacopa caroliniana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Bacopa caroliniana


Record Modified: 2023-05-17
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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