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

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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.
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

Ecoregions

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

Protected Areas

Predators

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

Distribution

Caribbean; North America; Oceania;

External References

USDA Plant Profile

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Citations

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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