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Phyla nodiflora var. reptans (frog fruit; sawtooth fogfruit; turkey tangle; turkey tangle fogfruit)

Synonyms: Lippia fruticosa; Lippia nodiflora f. sericea; Lippia nodiflora var. reptans; Lippia nodiflora var. strigulosa; Lippia nodiflora var. umbrosa; Lippia queretarensis; Lippia reptans; Lippia strigulosa; Lippia strigulosa f. parvifolia; Phyla fruticosa; Phyla nodiflora var. sericea; Phyla reptans; Phyla strigulosa; Phyla strigulosa var. parvifolia; Phyla strigulosa var. sericea; Phyla yucatana; Phyla yucatana var. parvifolia; Verbena fruticosa; Verbena reptans; Zappania reptans

Attributes

Height [3]  8 inches (0.2 m)
Width [3]  39 inches (1 m)
Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Screening - Summer [2]  Porous
Screening - Winter [2]  Porous
Hardiness Zone Minimum [2]  USDA Zone: 5 Low Temperature: -20 F° (-28.9 C°) → -10 F° (-23.3 C°)
Light Preference [2]  Mixed Sun/Shade
Soil Acidity [2]  Neutral
Soil Fertility [2]  Infertile
Water Use [2]  Low
Flower Color [2]  White
Foliage Color [2]  Green
Bloom Period [2]  Indeterminate
Drought Tolerance [2]  Medium
Edible [3]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Fire Tolerance [2]  None
Flower Type [3]  Hermaphrodite
Frost Free Days [2]  3 months 20 days
Fruit/Seed Abundance [2]  Medium
Fruit/Seed Begin [2]  Spring
Fruit/Seed End [2]  Fall
Growth Form [2]  Stoloniferous
Growth Period [2]  Summer
Growth Rate [2]  Rapid
Leaf Type [2]  Deciduous
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Propagation [2]  Seed, Sprig
Regrowth Rate [2]  Slow
Root Depth [2]  6 inches (15 cm)
Seed Spread Rate [2]  Rapid
Seed Vigor [2]  High
Shape/Orientation [2]  Prostrate
Structure [4]  Herb
Usage [3]  A good ground cover for dry sunny banks;
Vegetative Spread Rate [2]  Rapid
View Plants For A Future Record : Phyla nodiflora var. reptans

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  
Canaveral National Seashore II 9090 Florida, United States
Cape Lookout National Seashore II 18379 North Carolina, United States
Carlsbad Caverns National Park II 15448 New Mexico, United States
Carolinian-South Atlantic Biosphere Reserve 310228 North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, United States      
Central Gulf Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 40530 United States  
Ciénaga de Zapata National Park 1606900 Cuba  
De Soto National Wildlife Refuge IV 8007 Iowa, Nebraska, United States
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Fort Caroline National Memorial III 137 Florida, United States
Fort Matanzas National Monument III 269 Florida, United States
Fort Pulaski National Monument V 4213 Georgia, United States
Gulf Island National Seashore II 67487 Florida, Mississippi, United States
Hobcaw Barony (North Inlet) National Estuarine Research Reserve 7585 South Carolina, United States
Kakadu National Park II 4744348 Northern Territory, Australia
KOLPOS LAGANA ZAKYNTHOU (AKR. GERAKI - KERI) KAI NISIDES MARATHONISI KAI PELOUZO 17193 Greece  
LIMNES TRICHONIDA KAI LYSIMACHEIA 35286 Greece  
LIMNI OZEROS 3110 Greece  
LIMNOTHALASSA KALOGRIAS, DASOS STROFYLIAS KAI ELOS LAMIAS, ARAXOS 8732 Greece  
Little St. Simons Island   Georgia, United States
Palo Verde National Park II 46190 Costa Rica  
South Atlantic Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 20317 South Carolina, United States  
Tuabaquey - Limones Ecological Reserve II 4859 Cuba  
White Sands National Monument III 139922 New Mexico, United States

Predators

Aspidiotus nerii (ivy scale)[5]
Junonia almana (Peacock Pansy)[6]
Junonia atlites (Gray Pansy)[6]
Junonia lemonias (Lemon Pansy)[6]
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus)[7]
Lantanophaga pusillidactylus[8]
Phyciodes phaon (Crescent-spot)[6]

Distribution

Caribbean; North America; Oceania;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
4Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
5Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
6HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
7Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
8Review of the Neotropical species of the family Pterophoridae, part I: Ochyroticinae, Deuterocopinae, Pterophorinae (Platyptiliini, Exelastini, Oxyptilini) (Lepidoptera), C. Gielis, Zool. Med. Leiden 80 (2006)
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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