Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3588

Aquatic (rooted), Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in freshwater tidal muds, marshes, shallow water, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
Nearly radially symmetrical
5 sepals
2-lipped 4-5 lobed corolla
2 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bacopa innominata   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-05-002:
Bacopa cyclophylla   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

GREATER THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Bacopa stragula

 

COMMON NAME:
Tropical Water-hyssop