Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition

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VERBENACEAE

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

Syn: = K4; = Phyla nodiflora var. nodiflora – Bah, GrPl, O'Leary & Múlgura (2012); < Lippia nodiflora – F, Mo3, RAB; > Phyla incisa – Tx; < Phyla nodiflora – Ar, C, Fl6, G, GW2, K1, Meso4.2, NcTx, S, Va, WH3; > Phyla nodiflora – Tx; < Phyla nodiflora var. nodiflora – K3

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