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Phyla nodiflora, Lippia nodiflora, Turkey Tangle Frogfruit

Phyla nodiflora, Lippia nodiflora

Turkey Tangle Frogfruit
Family: Verbenaceae
Origin: Central and South America
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

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


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