Bacopa monnieri

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8B 9A 9B 

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Water Hyssop, Herb-of-grace


Plant Specifics

Size:to 6 inches ft tall by extensive mats ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,pink
Phenology:Winter dormant
Habitats:Lakes edges, stream floodplains, marshes, swamps


Recommended Uses:Low ground-hugging ground cover in restoration areas, in ditches, and on wetland edges.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Aquatic (always flooded) ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of inundation with brackish water
Salt Spray Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil/Substrate:Organic material (muck), Sand



Larval host plant for white peacock (Anartia jatrophae) butterflies.

Insect pollinated.

Attracts low-flying butterflies including the white peacock which use the nectar.