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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Bacopa caroliniana   FAMILY Plantaginaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bacopa caroliniana   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-05-003:
Bacopa caroliniana   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Blue Water-hyssop, Sweet Water-hyssop, Carolina Water-hyssop, Lemon Bacopa


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_baca_004_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hyca16_001_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_bacopa_caroliniana

July        

Flowers bell-shaped with 5 lobes (the upper 2 joined for half their length), per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Bacopa caroliniana, Blue Water-hyssop, Sweet Water-hyssop, Carolina Water-hyssop, Lemon Bacopa

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmbcarolinian_cypressg1

August    Berkeley County    SC

Cypress Gardens

Flowers 5/8" long, borne singly on short stalks in upper leaf axils, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Bacopa caroliniana, Blue Water-hyssop, Sweet Water-hyssop, Carolina Water-hyssop, Lemon Bacopa

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmbcarolinian_cypressg2

August    Berkeley County    SC

Cypress Gardens

Leaves w 3-7 palmate veins and a minty fragrance distinctive among aquatics, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Bacopa caroliniana   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bacopa caroliniana   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-05-003:
Bacopa caroliniana   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

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2404

Emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Wet shores, tidal muds, marshes, disturbed wetland sites, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous, forming extensive mats

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Blue
Bisexual
Nearly radially symmetrical
5 sepals
2-lipped 4-5 lobed rotate corolla
4 stamens (2 long, 2 short)
Superior ovary

Flowers solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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