Turkey Tangle Fogfruit (Phyla nodiflora)
Other common names for this plant include Frogfruit, Texas Frogfruit, Creeping Lippia, Mat Grass, Cape Weed. Other scientific names for this plant are Phlya incisa, Lippia nodiflora, and Lippia incisa.
Native to the southern half of the United States, turkey tangle fogfruit is a low growing evergreen groundcover in frost free regions.
Importance as a caterpillar food source: Common Buckeye, Phaon Crescent and White Peacock all use turkey tangle fogfruit as a caterpillar food source.
Importance as a butterfly nectar source: Due to it's long flowering season, turkey tangle fogfruit is considered a good nectar source.
|USDA Hardiness Zone||
6 - 11
Varies by location; all year in southern range
3 to 6 inches
Varies, can become weedy
Sun to part shade
Native Range for Turkey Tangle Fogfruit- Phlya nodiflora