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Phyla nodiflora (Linnaeus) Greene. Creeping Frogfruit, Capeweed, Turkey-tangle, Matgrass. Phen: May-Nov. Hab: Interdune swales, shell middens, sandy soils of roadsides, lawns, ditches, impoundments, disturbed areas. Dist: Pantropical, in North America from se. VA south to s. FL and west to CA, north in the interior to AR, se. MO, and southward into the tropics.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: This species is very weedy, and is a familiar component of road margins and lawns in the southeastern Coastal Plain.

Synonymy: = K4; = Phyla nodiflora (L.) Greene var. nodiflora – Bah, GrPl, O'Leary & Múlgura (2012); < Lippia nodiflora (L.) Michx. – F, RAB; > Phyla incisa Small – Tx; < Phyla nodiflora (L.) Greene – Ar, C, Fl6, G, GW2, K1, Meso4.2, Mex, NcTx, S, Va, WH3; > Phyla nodiflora (L.) Greene – Tx; < Phyla nodiflora (L.) Greene var. nodiflora – K3

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FACW (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily ?: 9

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