Lemon bacopa

Bacopa caroliniana -- Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

Bacopa caroliniana

Native to Florida

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Bacopa is an emersed plant. This small sprawling herb is common in fresh and brackish waters. At least three species of bacopa are native to Florida (Wunderlin, 2003). This species, lemon bacopa, is distinguished by its blue flowers, a hairy upper stem, and by the lemony scent of its crushed leaves. It is found in southern U.S. and MD (Kartesz, 1999).

Bacopa leaves are succulent and relatively thick. Its leaves are only 1/8 inch wide and 5/8 inch long. Leaves are almost round, and are arranged oppositely on the stem. Flowers are small and blue, with 4 or 5 petals.