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Native Wetland Plants

Phyla lanceolata

Northern Frog Fruit

More About Northern Frog Fruit

Northern Frogfruit is found in wet soils and is particularly common in moist forests, stream banks, and along the shores of rivers and lakes. Its square stem grows from 6"-2'.  The small white flowers circle around a globular flower head making it quite distinctive during the June-August summer months. Frog Fruit is a host plant for several butterflies with the tiny blooms providing nectar for medium to small butterflies.

Bloom Color

White

Phyla lanceolata Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Mature Height
1' - 2'
2' - 4'
Spread Characteristics
Prolific Seeder
Rhizomatous - Med
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Pond Zonation
High Marsh - Saturated Soil
Low Marsh 0 - 6"
Foliage Color
Green
Multi-Color
Wildlife Benefits
Amphibians
Butterflies
Cover
Fish
Food
Nesting
Songbirds
Waterfowl
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Goose Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
FACW
OBL
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Flowering Perennial
Marginal
Attributes
Great Foliage
Ground Cover
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Storm Water Basin
USDA Hardiness Zone
5
6
7
8
9
10
11