TURKEY TANGLE FOGFRUIT; CAPEWEED (Phyla nodiflora)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: TURKEY TANGLE FOGFRUIT; CAPEWEED (Phyla nodiflora)

Groundcover. Also called fRogfruit in some areas or matchsticks. really brings in pollinators of all kinds (shown Ceraunus Blue Butterfly (Hemiargus ceraunus))

Larval host: Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon), White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae) and Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia).

Learn: http://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/phyla-nodiflora

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Phyla+nodiflora

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=3520

My take: http://nativeplantwildlifegarden.com/covering-the-ground-why-fight-mother-nature/

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