Phyla nodiflora

frogfruit, turkey tangle fogfruit, capeweed


wildlife plant   wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,purple
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Low growing groundcover. Can be used as a turf substitute in low traffic areas.
Propagation: Division.
Availability: Friends
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam
Soil pH Range: adaptable


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Larval host for Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon), White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae) and Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia). Good nectar source for hairstreaks.
Native Habitats: Dry-moist-wet sites. Disturbed wet prairies, ruderal areas.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: