Mecardonia acuminata (Walt.) Small - Water Hyssop

Mecardonia acuminata plant

Family - Scrophulariaceae

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Mecardonia acuminata stem

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Mecardonia acuminata leaves

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Mecardonia acuminata calyxCalyx.

Mecardonia acuminata flower

Flowering - July - September.

Habitat - Swamps, sloughs, low wet woods, sandy open knolls.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This little species can be found in just a few extreme southern Missouri counties. The plant can be identified by its squarish stems, long pedicels, and white flowers. This species also has two bracts at the base of its pedicels.
A synonym is Bacopa acuminata (Walt.) Robins.

Photographs taken off Lee Rd 54, Auburn, AL., 10-7-04.


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