Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Bacopa caroliniana (Walter) B.L. Robinson. 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

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

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image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Richard & Teresa Ware | Original Image ⭷