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Bacopa eisenii

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About Gila River Water Hyssop (Bacopa eisenii) Bacopa eisenii is a species of water hyssop known by the common name Gila River water hyssop. It is native to California and Nevada, where it grows in wet habitat such as rice paddies and muddy river banks. This aquatic plant has rounded or oval leaves 1 to 3 centimeters long with several longitudinal veins. The flower appears on a stout pedicel; it is white with a bright golden throat. The fruit is a capsule containing many seeds.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Flower Color
Yellow, White

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
19' - 3748'

Annual Precip. ?
5.8" - 28.4"

Summer Precip. ?
0.14" - 0.61"

Coldest Month ?
45.4° F - 50.5° F

Hottest Month ?
66.1° F - 77.8° F

Humidity ?
1.52 vpd - 29.37 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Gila River Waterhyssop

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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