Lanceleaf Frogfruit

picture of lance leaf frog fruitPhyla lanceolata

Family:
Verbenaceae

Lifecycle:
Perennial

Native or Introduced:
Native

Nutrient Removal Rating:
Medium-High

Wildlife Value:
Low

Invasiveness:
Low

Rooted or Floating:
Rooted

Site Requirements:
Full sun to part shade

Maximum Water Depth:
3 inches

Plant Description:
Lance leaf frog fruit is a native perennial with a creeping habit. It can grow to be 24 inches tall. Stems are square and root freely.

Leaf blades are green and arranged opposite each other on short petioles. Margins are toothed.

Flowers are white to pink in color and consist of a lipped tube. Typically the flower has a yellow center, and the upper lip is slightly shorter than the lower lip. The inflorescence consists of a spike that arises from the leaf axils. Flowering occurs from spring to fall.

Lance leaf frog fruit is found in moist areas along stream banks.

 


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