Frogfruit (Phyla nodiflora)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Flower Color: White
Other: Lilac
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Erosion control
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern

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By wildflowers on August 18, 2013

Do you want to attract bees, butterflies, and/or hummingbirds to your garden? The best way to lure pollinators into your garden is to plant things they love. Pollinators love wildflowers. These are a few of my favorites that are loved by pollinators and are easy to grow.

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Posted by imabirdnut (North Texas - Zone 7b) on Aug 17, 2012 11:12 PM

Frogfruit is a butterfly host plant for
Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon)
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae)
It is also a popular nectar plant as well!

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Feb 14, 2013 2:03 PM

Turkey Tangle Fogfruit is a Florida native perennial; a mat-forming wildflower that spreads along the ground with prostrate stems. This plant is tolerant of a variety of conditions; from dry and rocky fields, to the margins of moist wetlands and it adapts well to most gardens for use as a superb ground cover. The flower nectar attracts many insect pollinators and this plant is also a host plant for a few butterflies, with the leaves serving as food for their caterpillars.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 1, 2012 3:05 PM

Honey bees get nectar from this plant which produces a white or light amber honey.

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