Phyla nodiflora

Turkey Tangle Fogfruit Phyla nodiflora


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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.

Turkey Tangle Fogfruit Cultural Requirements
USDA Hardiness Zone
6 - 11
Bloom Period
Varies by location; all year in southern range
Bloom Color
Plant Height
3 to 6 inches
Plant Spread
Varies, can become weedy
Light Exposure
Sun to part shade
Soil Moisture
Animal/Pest Problems


Native range for Phyla nodiflora

Native Range for Turkey Tangle Fogfruit- Phlya nodiflora