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Phyla lanceolata (Lanceleaf frogfruit)
Lynn, Janice

Phyla lanceolata

Phyla lanceolata (Michx.) Greene

Lanceleaf Frogfruit, Lanceleaf Fogfruit

Verbenaceae (Verbena Family)

Synonym(s): Lippia lanceolata, Lippia lanceolata var. recognita, Phyla lanceolata var. recognita

USDA Symbol: phla3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.
Fruit: Separates into 2 nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , WI , WV
Canada: ON

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Phyla lanceolata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Phyla lanceolata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Phyla lanceolata


Record Modified: 2023-01-12
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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