Water Hyssop

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WATER HYSSOP
Bacopa monnieri - Scrophulariaceae, Figwort Family

DESCRIPTION: Creeping, succulent, floating, flowering perennial
Height: Mat-forming floating plant
Flowers: White, light-purple, or blue to light-pink cup-shaped, to 1/2 inch long and 1/2 inch wide, spring through fall
Fruit: capsule
Foliage: Green, tear-drop shaped, 1/2 inch long, 1/4 inch wide
Growth rate: Medium

REQUIREMENTS:
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Soil: Mud or shallow water
Drainage: Poor
Water: High water requirement
Maintenance: Medium: removal of dead stems.
Prune back
Propagation: Seeds

NATIVE HABITAT: Resaca, ponds, quiet streams, canals, ditches and swamps

WILDLIFE USE: Deer, nutria, rabbits eat leaves and stems. Ducks and coots eat seeds and leaves.

COMMENTS: This attractive, creeping, flowering plant is ideal for growing in and around rocks at the edge of your pond or wet area.

 

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