Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


847

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain

Look for it in interdune swales, shell middens, sandy soils of roadsides, lawns, ditches, impoundments, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable ...Dry

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Phyla nodiflora var. 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)
Phyla nodiflora

 

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


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

Keith Bradley    kab_phyla_nodiflora_77954

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

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

JK Marlow    jkm0309q_12

September    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park