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Mecardonia procumbens syn. Bacopa procumbens (Baby Jump-up)


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I found this low growing native groundcover on the edge of a parking lot in Jasper Co., SC in 2016. On June 2017, I found out that it had never been reported northeast of Florida. It was growing in compacted soil and had surely been walked on and mown many times.Plant it in your garden to keep this native species from disappearing. Help mefind out how it grows in the garden, and how the butterflies, bees, and other wildlife use it. Thank you!

(Below are some notes from the internet that I had pasted here…to compose later.)

used by Native Nahua People in Mexico and Central America to treat abscesses and other skin problems. Native to AL, AZ, LA, FL, and SC LAAL , AZ , FL , LA , NM , TX


One note of interest… in Mexico, where this plant is known as Metatera, the whole plant is traditionally boiled and placed on external wounds to heal them. Oh, one more thing, certain butterflies like to nectar at the flowers.
MEDICINAL USES –  WOUNDS: Here’s a quote form “Ethnomedicinal Application of Mercardonia procumbens,” an online article published by the Center for Health Sciences, National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico:  The plant is “traditionally used to heal all kinds of wounds.  The whole plant is boiled in one liter or water.  The infusion water is taken while the wound is external, the affected part is [also] washed and [the] boiled plant is placed [in a compress and applied] externally.  This ethnobotanical application is repeated until the wound is healed completely.”  This was told by a traditional herbalist “in the countryside [town] of San Miguel Regla, municipality of Huasca de Ocampo, Hidalgo,” Mexico, [6] where the plant is known as Metatera. [6]


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Weight 0.33 kg
Dimensions 3.5 × 3.5 × 10 in


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