Phyla nodiflora (Frogfruit)

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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.


Texas native Yes
Water use Low, medium
Sun exposure Sun to part shade
Bloom color White
Bloom time Summer, early fall
Mature height 0.5 ft
Mature spread 1-2 ft
Attracts Butterflies, bees
Host plant Phaon Crescent, Buckeye, and White Peacock butterflies
Erosion control Yes





 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)         

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