Water hyssop (Bacopa monnieri)

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    Face to face with the herb of grace. One of my favorite little micro-plants, water hyssop, at Juno Dunes Natural Area, growing along a wet trail. There is some debate as to the native status of this little herb but, despite having a Sanskrit name (Brahmi), it has been in North America as long as anyone can remember so it's probably pan-tropical. This little plant has a phenomenal variety of medicinal uses and has been utilized from ancient times right up to the present. I can't begin to list them all but uses include improving memory, antioxidant properties, a tranquillizer, muscle relaxant, anti-anxiety and anti-depressant. These seemed to have a slightly bluer tint than the ones I photographed a few months ago.

    1. hsiangjungwu 40 months ago | reply

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    2. bridgy2008 40 months ago | reply

      This photo is Beautiful!!!
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    3. Raglan Road . 40 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing this wonderful image with us.Hope we see more very soon.Have a good day.

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    4. kimsin801 40 months ago | reply

      Lovely tiny flower & its details.

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    6. beautiful sunshine - Have been very busy ! 40 months ago | reply

      Great clarity. Sensational shot, that we are pleased to have in our group.

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    7. devilspotato 40 months ago | reply

      A challenging one! Looks like you got it perfectly, I can even see inside the flower!

    8. jean-mie 40 months ago | reply

      Bien mise en lumière , jolie .

    9. robchopper 40 months ago | reply

      Great light and texture!

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    11. Liiilu 40 months ago | reply

      this is my favourite picture, amazing shot!

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    13. retalhuleu1 10 months ago | reply

      Beautiful! Thank-you for sharing under a creative commons license.

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