Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Phyla lanceolata (Michx.) Greene image
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Family Verbenaceae
Phyla lanceolata (Michx.) Greene
lance-leaf fog-fruit
Phyla: from Greek phyle, "tribe," probably from the flowers being tightly clustered in heads
lanceolata: lance-shaped
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Status: Native
Plant: erect to creeping, perennial, 2"-24" tall forb; stems square, rooting
Flower: white to pink, 4-parted, 1/8" wide, very thin tube somewhat 2-lipped, often with a yellow center, the upper lip shorter; inflorescence a stalked, dense spike from the leaf axils rounded at first, then elongating in time; blooms May-Oct.
Fruit:2 separating nutlets
Leaf:opposite, widest near or below the middle, short-stalked
Habitat: wet, moist; forests, streambanks, forests
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Lippia lanceolata Michx.
Lippia lanceolata Michx. var. recognita Fernald & Griscom
Phyla lanceolata (Michx.) Greene var. recognita (Fernald & Griscom) Soper

         
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