Interesting Plant: Bacopa monnieri (Water hyssop)

Bacopa monnieri (Water hyssop)

Stumbled upon this in a recent Instagram post and it gave me a few ideas for container planting and perhaps some other areas in the garden.

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Interesting Plant: Bacopa monnieri (Water hyssop)

Discovered via Instagram user Dani Coulter

Bacopa monnieri (waterhyssopbrahmi,[2] thyme-leafed gratiolawater hyssopherb of grace,[2] Indian pennywort[2]) is a perennial, creeping herb native to the wetlands of southern India, Australia, Europe, Africa, Asia, and North and South America.[2] Bacopa is a medicinal herb used in Ayurveda, where it is also known as “Brahmi,” after Brahmā, the creator God of the Hindu pantheon. 

The leaves of this plant are succulent, oblong and 4–6 mm (0.16–0.24 in) thick. Leaves are oblanceolate and are arranged oppositely on the stem. The flowers are small and white, with four or five petals. Its ability to grow in water makes it a popular aquarium plant. It can even grow in slightly brackish conditions. Propagation is often achieved through cuttings.[3]

Bacopa has been used in traditional Ayurvedic treatment for epilepsy and asthma.[5] It is also used in Ayurveda for ulcerstumorsascitesenlarged spleeninflammationsleprosy,anemia, and gastroenteritis.[3] — Wikipedia

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Interesting Plant is a series from A Gardener’s Notebook blog and podcast that highlights the most interesting plants I find in my Internet and real-world travels — Douglas

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