Bacopa repens

(Swartz) Wettstein in H. G. A. Engler and K. Prantl

Nat. Pflanzenfam. 67[IV,3b]: 76. 1891

Common names: Creeping water-hyssop
Basionyms: Gratiola repens Swartz Prodr., 14. 1788
Synonyms: Macuillamia repens (Swartz) Pennell
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 263. Mentioned on page 260.
Annuals or perennials. Stems erect, 15–40 cm, hairy, glabrescent. Leaves hairy, glabrescent; blade base narrowly cuneate, margins entire, apex rounded. Pedicels 1.5–15 mm. Flowers: sepals 4(or 5), oblong to lanceolate, calyx bilaterally symmetric; corolla pink with pink throat or white with white throat, 2–5 mm; stamens 4, didynamous. 2n = 28.

Phenology: Flowering Jul–Sep.
Habitat: Muddy sites, pools, rice fields.
Elevation: 0–100 m.


Calif., Fla., La., S.C., Tex., West Indies (Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico), Central America, introduced also in Mexico, South America (Colombia), Asia (China).


Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.