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



Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Screening - Summer [2]  Porous
Screening - Winter [2]  Porous
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
Flower Color [2]  White
Foliage Color [2]  Green
Height [3]  8 inches (0.2 m)
Width [3]  39 inches (1 m)
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
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External References

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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
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