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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Bacopa monnieri (L.) Pennell
Water hyssop, Herb-of-grace

Bacopa monnieri
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Plantaginaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Imperiled

Map of Florida Keys Locations

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for coastal hammocks and limestone sinkholes in the lower Keys. We consider this native and extant from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.

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Bacopa monnieri has been reported from the following 10 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native
Big Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Possibly Extirpated Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
Middle Torch Hammocks Parcel 3063, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Native




Bacopa monnieri has been reported for the following 5 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Coastal Interdunal Swale
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Pine Rockland
Tidal Marsh


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Bacopa monnieri
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Bacopa monnieri
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida

Bacopa monnieri
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park,
Monroe County, Florida

Bacopa monnieri
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Bacopa monnieri
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park,
Monroe County, Florida

Bacopa monnieri
Copyright by: Erin Backus
With White peacock caterpillar
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Bacopa monnieri
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Bacopa monnieri
Copyright by: Shirley Denton