Butterfly Garden Plant Phyla nodiflora Turkey Tangle Fogfruit
Turkey Tangle Fogfruit
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 butterfly nectar source:
Due to its long flowering season, Turkey Tangle Fogfruit is considered a good nectar source.
Importance as a caterpillar food source:
Common Buckeye, Phaon Crescent and White Peacock all use Turkey Tangle Fogfruit as a caterpillar food source.
|USDA Hardiness Zone||6 to 11|
|Bloom Period||Varies by location; all year in southern range|
|Plant Height||3 to 6 inches|
|Plant Spread||Varies, can become weedy.|
|Light Exposure||Sun to part shade|
Plant rating scale ranges from 0 to 3. Plants rating 3 are the most useful for butterfly gardens. For more details on the ratings, see Native Plant Ratings