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Bacopa monnieri (herb of grace; herb-of-grace; coastal waterhyssop)

Synonyms: Anisocalyx limnanthiflorus; Bacopa monnieri; Bacopa monnieria; Bramia indica; Bramia monniera; Bramia monnieri; Capraria monnieria; Gratiola monnieria; Gratiola parviflora; Gratiola portulacacea; Gratiola tetrandra; Habershamia cuneifolia; Herpestis africana; Herpestis brownei; Herpestis calytriplex; Herpestis cuneifolia; Herpestis monnieri; Herpestis monnieria; Herpestis moranensis; Herpestis pedunculosa; Herpestis procumbens; Herpestis spathulata; Hydrotrida beccabunga; Lysimachia monnieri; Monniera africana; Monniera brownei; Monniera cuneifolia; Monniera monniera; Monniera pedunculosa

Wikipedia Abstract

Bacopa monnieri (waterhyssop, brahmi, thyme-leafed gratiola, water hyssop) is a perennial, creeping herb whose habitat includes wetlands and muddy shores. Brahmi is also the name given to Centella asiatica, particularly in North India, and Kerala where it is also identified in Malayalam as muttil (മുത്തിള്‍) or kodakan. This identification of brāhmī as C.  asiatica has been in use for long in northern India, as Hēmādri's Commentary on Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayaṃ (Āyuṛvēdarasāyanaṃ) treats maṇḍūkapaṛṇī (C.
View Wikipedia Record: Bacopa monnieri

Invasive Species

Bacopa monnieri is a small sprawling herb common in fresh and brackish waters. It is found growing in freshwater wetlands, wet pastures and margins of ponds on Grand Cayman where it is listed as an invasive species.
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Attributes

Lifespan [1]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Herb

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Assateague Island National Seashore II 8621 Maryland, United States
Buenavista Wetland Reserve 778949 Cuba    
Canaveral National Seashore II 9090 Florida, United States
Cape Lookout National Seashore II 18379 North Carolina, United States
Carolinian-South Atlantic Biosphere Reserve 310228 North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, United States      
Central Gulf Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 40530 United States  
Ciénaga de Zapata National Park 1606900 Cuba  
El Rey National Park II 110298 Salta, Argentina
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Gulf Island National Seashore II 67487 Florida, Mississippi, United States
Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge VI 28351 Louisiana, United States
Little St. Simons Island   Georgia, United States
Mburucuyá National Park II   Corrientes, Argentina  
Reserva Natural Otamendi Strict Nature Reserve Ia   Buenos Aires, Argentina  
South Atlantic Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 20317 South Carolina, United States  
Tuabaquey - Limones Ecological Reserve II 4859 Cuba  

Predators

Anartia jatrophae (white peacock)[3]
Dipsochelys dussumieri (Aldabra giant tortoise)[4]

Distribution

Caribbean; North America; Oceania;

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Citations

Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture 2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935 3HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández 4The Growth, Ecology, and Population Structure of the Giant Tortoises on Aldabra, P. Grubb, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. B, Vol. 260, 1971, pp. 327–372.
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