Phyla nodiflora (Frogfruit)
Also known as Frog Fruit.
Frogfruit is an excellent low growing ground cover that plays well with other plants and provides tremendous wildlife value. It blooms in the summer and early fall, and its small white blooms are frequently visited by bees and butterflies. Frogfruit should not be mowed when blooming. If mowed while flowering, it may take years for it to recover.
Frogfruit spreads quickly and can cover large areas in no time. It can handle various soil and sun conditions. It can tolerate both drought and periodical flooding conditions. The flowers attract various pollinators. It is a versatile plant that has its place in any garden.
AT A GLANCE
|Water use||Low, medium|
|Sun exposure||Sun to part shade|
|Bloom time||Summer, early fall|
|Mature height||0.5 ft|
|Mature spread||1-2 ft|
|Host plant||Phaon Crescent, Buckeye, and White Peacock butterflies|
|Present in state|
|Present in county and native|
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state|
|Not present in state|
|Present and rare, native in county|
|Previously present, now extinct|
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)|