ʻAeʻae (Bacopa monnieri)
Plantaginaceae (Plantain family)
Indigenous to the Hawaiian Islands (all the Main Islands except Kahoʻolawe; also in the Northwest Islands on Midway)
The whole herb is used medicinally in India in a variety of ways. It is grown as a medicinal crop and is being research for antioxidant properties, to help the nervous system, and to improve memory and mental functions.
The genus Bacopa is a Latinized form of the aboriginal name of these plants used by the indigenous people of French Guana.
The specific epithet monnieri is probably named for the French naturalist Louis-Guillaume Le Monnier (1717-1799).