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Native Wetland Plants

Phyla lanceolata

Northern Frogfruit

More About Northern Frogfruit

Phyla lanceolata, 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'.  Small white flowers of Phyla lanceolata circle around a globular flower head making it quite distinctive during the June-August summer months. Frogfruit is a host plant. Tiny blooms of Phyla lanceolata provide 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