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Blue Water-hyssop Bacopa caroliniana

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Description

Blue Water-hyssop is a native perennial wildflower found in shores, tidal muds, marshes, disturbed wetlands, and coastal shores of the southeastern U.S.A. and Cuba. It has lemon-scented leaves. This plant is heat tolerant, although it is not drought tolerant. This plant is also salt intolerant. It is often used for aquaria, although plants commonly sold for aquaria are likely not the native species. 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#heat tolerant#moths#native perennial#wet sites#NC native#native wildflower#Coastal OBL#food source herbage#food source nectar#Piedmont Mountains OBL#wet soils tolerant#birds#butterflies
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#heat tolerant#moths#native perennial#wet sites#NC native#native wildflower#Coastal OBL#food source herbage#food source nectar#Piedmont Mountains OBL#wet soils tolerant#birds#butterflies
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Bacopa
    Species:
    caroliniana
    Family:
    Plantaginaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southeastern U.S.A., Cuba
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Fruits are available July-October.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are blue and bloom May-September.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Moths
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Heat