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

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

Wikipedia Abstract

Bacopa monnieri (waterhyssop, brahmi, thyme-leafed gratiola, water hyssop, herb of grace, Indian pennywort) is a perennial, creeping herb native to the wetlands of southern and Eastern India, Australia, Europe, Africa, Asia, and North and South America. Bacopa is a medicinal herb used in Ayurveda, where it is also known as "Brahmi", after Brahmā, the creator God of the Hindu pantheon.
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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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Lifespan [1]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Herb


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Eastern Coastal Australia Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Coastal Rivers    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website 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  


Aldabrachelys gigantea (Aldabra giant tortoise)[3]
Anartia jatrophae (white peacock)[4]


Caribbean; North America; Oceania;



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
3The 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.
4HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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