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Texas Frog-fruit

Phyla incisa

Alternate Name: Fog-fruit

Family: (Verbenaceae) Vervain

Habitat: Stream banks, ditches.

Height: Creeping, to 1 foot

Bloom Period: March - November

Description: Perennial. Tiny white flowers on erect stems. Plants spread and can form dense mounds. Provides good erosion control on stream banks.

Propagation Tips: Not available commercially. Transplants easily.

The Wildlife Connection: Nectar source for bees and butterflies. Larval food source for buckeye and phaon crescent butterflies.

Texas Frog-fruit
Texas Frog-fruit

Susan Billetdeaux

Texas Frog-fruit
Least skipper on frog-fruit bloom

Don Verser

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