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Bacopa caroliniana

 
Bacopa caroliniana
lemon bacopa

Common name lemon bacopa
Family plantaginaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7-10)
Flowers blue
Size 1-2"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes moist soil

Native to marshy areas of the southeastern US, bacopa is used as both an aquarium plant and a pond plant. Ours is planted in the bog filter of our pond, where its roots help to take up nutrients from the water stream. Its common name refers to the lemony fragrance given off by crushing its succulent, small rounded leaves. The photo at right was taken just after the plant was installed in the pond; the photo at top shows how much it has already grown in two weeks. Fish poop is powerful fertilizer!

Bacopa caroliniana
First tiny blue flower spotted amid the foliage
lemon bacopa
Continuing its steady expansion

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: waterfall pond

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