Lippia stoechadifolia

Southern Fogfruit; Southern Matchsticks

Verbenaceae

Also known as Phyla stoechadifolia

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,purple
Fruit Color:
Phenology:
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Can be used as a groundcover in moist areas.
Propagation:Easily grown from cuttings
Availability:-
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Aquatic ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Aquatic ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand
Soil pH:Adaptable

Ecology

Wildlife:

Possible larval host plant for common buckeye (Junonia coenia), phaon crescent (Phyciodes phaon) and white peacock (Anartia jatrophae) butterflies. Possible nectar plant for barred yellow (Eurema daira), ceraunus blue (Hemiargus ceraunus), field skipper (Atalopedes campestris), gray hairstreak (Strymon melinus), little metalmark (Calephelis virginiensis), Palatka skipper (Euphyes pilatka), phaon crescent, queen (Danaus gilippus), swarthy skipper (Nastra lherminier), tropical checkered-skipper (Pyrgus oileus) and other butterflies.

Insects:
  

Possible larval host plant for common buckeye (Junonia coenia), phaon crescent (Phyciodes phaon) and white peacock (Anartia jatrophae) butterflies.

Possible nectar plant for barred yellow (Eurema daira), ceraunus blue (Hemiargus ceraunus), field skipper (Atalopedes campestris), gray hairstreak (Strymon melinus), little metalmark (Calephelis virginiensis), Palatka skipper (Euphyes pilatka), phaon crescent, queen (Danaus gilippus), swarthy skipper (Nastra lherminier), tropical checkered-skipper (Pyrgus oileus) and other butterflies.

Native Habitats:Wet prairies.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:

This plant is listed as Endangered by the State of Florida.  Please purchase from reputable sources that have appropriate permits for propagating and transporting this plant.