Lippia lanceolata

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Fogfruit, Lanceleaf Fogfruit, Lanceleaf Frogfruit, Frogfruit, Northern Frog Fruit, Northern Fog Fruit
    Synonyms: Phyla lanceolata
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 5 - 9
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: June - September
    Status: Native

Lippia lanceolata, or Fogfruit, is native to almost the entire US, except the northwest and the extreme northeast. It grows in moist areas, like ditches, wet meadows, along wet woods. It blooms in early summer until early fall, with flower heads of small pink and yellow flowers.

There are about three species of Lippia, or Phyla, in the United States that have a somewhat wide distribution. Phyla nodiflora and Phyla cuneifolia are the other two. Phyla nodiflora looks very similar, but can be distinguished by its shorter, more rounded leaves, while Lippia lanceolata has longer, more pointed leaves. More information and comparison photos will be posted at a later time.

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