Bacopa (Trailing Phlox)

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  • Common Name: Bacopa (Trailing Phlox)
  • Latin Name: Chaenostoma cordata, syn. Chaenostoma cordatum; formerly Sutera cordata, syn. Sutera diffusus
  • Family Name: Scrophulariaceae

This sweet little flower that is often sold for use in hanging baskets, pots or as a groundcover would probably not harm your tortoise, but as we can find no evidence on research into its suitability as food for tortoises, it would be best to avoid feeding it, but not to worry if your tortoise nibbles some. 

Do not confuse with Water Hyssop which is also commonly known as Bacopa.  See Bacopa (Water Hyssop).

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