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Frogfruit

Frogfruit

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Frogfruit
Scientific Name: Phyla nodiflora

History/general species info: Also known as turkey tangle and sawtooth frogfruit. Both a versatile and vital wildflower because of its value as a larval and nectar plant to bees and butterflies.

Characteristics: Perennial. Evergreen. Ground cover that grows in a turf-like manner. Small white flowers with purple centers. Spreads vigorously. Good nectar plant for butterflies. Great for a butterfly garden. Can be especially useful in heavy traffic areas, or to discourage digging dogs.

Native: yes

Flower: white to lavendar - year-round

Planting / Care: Drought and flood tolerant. Grows in sand, loam, clay and caliche. Can be mowed. Deer resistant. 

Size and Spacing: Height: 3-6" 

Light requirement:  Sun/part shade

Wildlife: Butterflies - Larval Host: Phaon Crescentspot, Buckeye, and White Peacock butterflies. Bees 

Links:

Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center: 
https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=phno2

Photo credit: Texas A&M