Phyla nodiflora [Verbenaceae]

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Scientific Name Phyla nodiflora USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Turkey Tangle Frog-fruit, Texas Frog-fruit ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Verbenaceae (Verbena) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Moister soils, usually disturbed areas, along roadsides and in fields.
Plant: Low-growing perennial 3 to 5 inches high with creeping, prostrate stems.
Leaves: spatulate to oblanceolate-shaped leaves, 1/2 to 1-3/4 inches long with serrated edges around upper half, smooth below.
Inflorescense: Solitary, dense, spherical to cylindrical clusters of many flowers on peduncles arising from leaf axils; flowers less than 1/6-inch across with four unequal spreading lobes, appearing two-lipped, white to pink or purplish; corolla throats yellow, orange or purplish; 4 stamens.
Bloom Period: May to October.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and SEINet.
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