Lemon Bacopa: Bacopa caroliniana
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Native Aquatic and Wetland Plants
Lemon Bacopa


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Gettys, Lyn A., and Carl J. Della Torre. 2015. “Lemon Bacopa: Bacopa Caroliniana: SS-AGR-388/AG392, 4/2015”. EDIS 2015 (4). Gainesville, FL:3. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-ag392-2015.


Lemon bacopa is a native aquatic and wetland plant that is a welcome inclusion in a variety of settings, including water gardens, aquatic ponds, and wetland restoration and mitigation sites. The species is broadly adapted and extremely common throughout Florida, and its perennial nature assures a stellar performance year after year. Although lemon bacopa can be weedy in some situations, it is most often considered a beneficial native plant that brings a number of desirable characteristics to almost any aquatic setting. This 3-page fact sheet was written by Lyn Gettys and Carl J. Della Torre III, and published by the UF Department of Agronomy, April 2015. (Photo: Lyn Gettys, UF/IFAS) 

SS-AGR-388/AG392: Lemon Bacopa: Bacopa caroliniana (ufl.edu)

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USDA NRCS. 2015. "Plant profile for Bacopa caroliniana (Walter) B. L. Rob.-blue waterhyssop." http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=BACA

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