Bacopa repens

(Swartz) Wettstein

in H. G. A. Engler and K. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 67[IV,3b]: 76. 1891.

Common names: Creeping water-hyssop
Basionym: 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.


Introduced; 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

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Adjoa Richardson Ahedor +
(Swartz) Wettstein +
Gratiola repens +
Creeping water-hyssop +
Calif. +, Fla. +, La. +, S.C. +, Tex. +, West Indies (Greater Antilles +, Lesser Antilles +, Puerto Rico) +, Central America +, introduced also in Mexico +, South America (Colombia) +  and Asia (China). +
0–100 m. +
Muddy sites, pools, rice fields. +
Flowering Jul–Sep. +
in H. G. A. Engler and K. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. +
thieret1970a +
Weedy +  and Introduced +
Macuillamia repens +
Bacopa repens +
species +