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Bacopa caroliniana (Walter) B.L. Robinson. Section: Chaetodiscus. Blue Water-hyssop, Sweet Water-hyssop, Carolina Water-hyssop, Lemon Bacopa. Phen: May-Oct. Hab: Wet shores, tidal muds, marshes, disturbed wetland sites. Dist: Se. VA south to s. FL, west to e. TX; disjunct in KY.

ID notes: The strongly fragrant stems and leaves are unique.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = C, F, Fl6, FNA17, G, GW2, K1, K3, K4, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3; = Hydrotrida caroliniana (Walter) Small – S, Pennell (1935)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Great Plains: OBL

Heliophily ?: 8

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image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Aidan Campos source | Original Image ⭷


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