Phyla nodiflora

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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 Reference
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Description Hasbitat: 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: Globe-like to cylindrical flower spikes 1/2 to 1 inch long with many very small white flowers with yellow centers.
Bloom Period: May to October.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
Texas Status

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