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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Bacopa monnieri

Monier's Water-hyssop, Coastal Water-hyssop, Herb-of-grace

Scientific Name:

Bacopa monnieri

Genus:

Bacopa

Species Epithet:

monnieri

Common Name:

Monier's Water-hyssop, Coastal Water-hyssop, Herb-of-grace

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Blue

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Wet

Bloom Time:

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Growing Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Freshwater tidal marshes, muddy shores, streams and pools. Uncommon in NC coastal plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G_?: Uncertain (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

Notes:

Can form large mats. The stems and leaves are NOT fragrant when crushed (unlike Bacopa carolinina, which has a lemon odor). Used in aquaria and hanging baskets.
Global Rank G5?.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Vascular Plants of NC: https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: https://www.wildflower.org/gallery/species.php?id_plant=BAMO

700 Bird-friendly Plants for NC: https://nc.audubon.org/700



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