Chaenostoma cordatum

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Chaenostoma cordatum
Chaenostoma cordatum 'Snowflake'
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Genus: Chaenostoma
C. cordatum
Binomial name
Chaenostoma cordatum
(Thunb.) Benth.

Sutera cordata (Thunb.) Kuntze

Chaenostoma cordatum, also known by the names bacopa or ornamental bacopa (not to be confused with the genus Bacopa), is one of 52 species in the genus Chaenostoma (Scrophulariaceae), and is best known in its cultivated forms. It originated in Southern Africa, and is a tender perennial forming a ground cover, but often used in hanging baskets. Small dark green heart shaped leaves and small round five-petaled blue, pink, or white flowers at the branch tips can be found year-round, but at its prime in spring.


Sutera cordata in pot

Sutera 'Cabana', is a short-lived evergreen perennial for zones 9-11. It grows annually in colder climates, but requires full sun to flower profusely.

The Pikmin Flower[edit]

It is notable as the source of a breed marketed as "The Pikmin Flower", after the GameCube game Pikmin.[1] The flower resembles the flowers that bloom from the titular creatures' heads. Other cultivars include 'Bridal Showers', 'Snowflake', 'Giant Snowflake' and 'Pink Domino'.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Meet the Pikmin Flower". IGN.

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