|Scientific Name||Phyla lanceolata||USDA PLANTS Symbol||PHLA3|
|Common Name||Northern Frog-fruit, Lanceleaf Frog-fruit||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||32196|
|Description||Habitat: Moister soils in river bottoms, lake shores and marshes.
Plant: Perennial with ascending or sprawling stems up to 24 inches long, often rooting at leaf nodes.
Leaves: Bright green opposite, oblong-lanceolate to ovate blades 0.7 to 3 inches long and 0.2 to 1.2 inches wide, tapering at both ends, with serrate margins from the tips to below the middle; conspicous veins on lower surfaces, especially; short petioles.
Inflorescense: Heads are initially spherical growing to cylindrical, 1.4 inches long and borne on peduncles up to 3.5 inches long arising from leaf axils; small flowers in a ring around a purplish cone, each about 0.2 inches across with 4 irregular lobes, the lower lobe larger than the upper; white to pink to lavender corollas with dark center; 2 pair of yellow-tipped stamens.
Bloom Period: May to October.
References: ""Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, Minnesota Wildflowers and SEINet.
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