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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Phyla nodiflora   FAMILY Verbenaceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phyla nodiflora   FAMILY Verbenaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 162-02-002:
Lippia nodiflora   FAMILY Verbenaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Phyla nodiflora

 

COMMON NAME:
Creeping Frogfruit, Capeweed, Turkey-tangle, Sawtooth Frogfruit


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image of Phyla nodiflora, Creeping Frogfruit, Capeweed, Turkey-tangle, Sawtooth Frogfruit

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lino2_001_lvd

        

image of Phyla nodiflora, Creeping Frogfruit, Capeweed, Turkey-tangle, Sawtooth Frogfruit

Keith Bradley    kab_phyla_nodiflora_77943

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

Flowers in dense heads on elevated stalks, per Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry.

image of Phyla nodiflora, Creeping Frogfruit, Capeweed, Turkey-tangle, Sawtooth Frogfruit

Keith Bradley    kab_phyla_nodiflora_77954

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Phyla nodiflora, Creeping Frogfruit, Capeweed, Turkey-tangle, Sawtooth Frogfruit

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_phyla_nodiflora_4

July        

A circle of 1/16" wide flowers around a purple floral head, per Florida Keys Wildflowers (Hammer, 2004).

image of Phyla nodiflora, Creeping Frogfruit, Capeweed, Turkey-tangle, Sawtooth Frogfruit

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_phyla_nodiflora_8

July        

Peduncles elongate, usually at alternate nodes, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Phyla nodiflora, Creeping Frogfruit, Capeweed, Turkey-tangle, Sawtooth Frogfruit

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_phyla_nodiflora_8b

July        

Leaves 1-4cm long, obovate, widest above middle, tip obtuse to rounded, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Phyla nodiflora, Creeping Frogfruit, Capeweed, Turkey-tangle, Sawtooth Frogfruit

JK Marlow    jkm0309q_12

September    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Phyla nodiflora   FAMILY Verbenaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phyla nodiflora   FAMILY Verbenaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 162-02-002:
Lippia nodiflora   FAMILY Verbenaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Phyla nodiflora

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

847

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain

Habitat: Interdune swales, shell middens, sandy soils of roadsides, lawns, ditches, impoundments, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Pinkish/Lavender
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed salverform corolla
4 included stamens, attached to corolla tube

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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