Mat-like perennial ground cover. Sturdy enough to be used as a lawn substitute, can be walked on, and mowed if needed. Dormant in winter.
The fresh leaves are used as a tea substitute.
The plant is anodyne, antibacterial, deobstruent, diuretic, emmenagogue, parasiticide and refrigerant. It is used in the treatment of hookworm. The juice of the plant is cooling and is used to relieve fevers, coughs and colds. The aroma of the inhaled plant is breathed in to treat coughs and colds. The juice of the root is used in the treatment of gastric troubles.
Succeeds in any well-drained soil in a sunny position. Prefers a moderately fertile soil, but succeeds in soils of low fertility.
Propagation: Division or seeds in spring, cuttings in late summer.
Lippia queretarensis - syn.L. nodiflora var. normalis f. sericea