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Bacopa innominata

Bacopa innominata (G. Maza) Alain

Mat-forming Water-hyssop, Tropical Water Hyssop, Tropical Water-hyssop, Tropical Waterhyssop

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)

Synonym(s): Bacopa cyclophylla, Bacopa stragula, Herpestis rotundifolia

USDA Symbol: BAIN2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Prostrate stems up to about 6 inches long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: FL , GA , MD , NC , SC , VA
Native Habitat: Marshy areas, alluvial deposits along streams, wet ditches, muddy shores and banks.

National Wetland Indicator Status

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


Record Modified: 2020-11-09
Research By: CBR

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