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Lemon Bacopa

General Infomation

A perennial creeping herbaceous plant common to wet areas. Distributed only in the southern U.S., and is sometimes found in brackish waters. It is also a common aquarium plant.


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Species Data


Adaptable. Can be found growing in mats near or in brackish and fresh water.


Small, bright green, oval to rounded, and shiny. Like many other succulents, they are thick and hairless. When crushed, the leaves of this plant emit a lemony scent.


Solitary, four- or five-petaled, and borne in the axils of the leaves. The petals are most often white, but can also have tinges of blue or pink.

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