Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2404

Aquatic (rooted), Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in GA-SC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in our area)

Look for it on wet shores, tidal muds, marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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 (1968) 166-05-003:
Bacopa caroliniana   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

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