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Water Hyssop Bacopa monnieri

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Description

Monnier's Water-hyssop is a native perennial wildflower found in freshwater tidal marshes, riparian areas, streams, pools, and muddy shores. This plant is heat tolerant, but not drought tolerant at all. This plant is often used in hanging baskets, and is sometimes sold for medicinal purposes.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#heat tolerant#moths#native perennial#riparian#wet sites#NC native#native wildflower#wildflower garden#marshes#Coastal OBL#food source herbage#food source nectar#Piedmont Mountains OBL#birds#butterflies#wildflower
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#heat tolerant#moths#native perennial#riparian#wet sites#NC native#native wildflower#wildflower garden#marshes#Coastal OBL#food source herbage#food source nectar#Piedmont Mountains OBL#birds#butterflies#wildflower
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Bacopa
    Species:
    monnieri
    Family:
    Plantaginaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Tropics and Subtropics
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Fruits are available June-November.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Flowers bloom April until frost. They are white to pinkish in color.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Riparian
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Moths
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Heat