Bacopa rotundifolia (Michx.) Wettst. - Round-leaved Water Hyssop

Bacopa rotundifolia plant

Family - Scrophulariaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Bacopa rotundifolia stem

Leaves - No info yet.

Bacopa rotundifolia leaves

Inflorescence - No info yet.

Flowers - No info yet.

Bacopa rotundifolia calyx

Bacopa rotundifolia flower

Flowering - May - September.

Habitat - slow streams, lake and pond margins, swamps, ditches, sloughs.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found scattered throughout most of Missouri. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its habitat, hairy stems, and opposite, round leaves. The plant can grow in submerged in water or at the water's edge. Submerged plant have a much more elongate appearance than those growing primarily on land.
The tender stems and leaves of this species are eaten by wildlife.

Photographs taken at Rend Lake State Park, IL., 8-3-05.


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