Lippia nodiflora      
Verbenaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


tiny purple flowers
Frogfruit blooms
Form: low ground cover
Seasonality: evergreen; best in summer
Size: 3 to 6 inches
Leaves: green to blue-green; oval, to 3/4inch long; jagged margin
Flowers: tiny lilac puffs; attracts bees
Fruit: n/a
Stems/Trunks: stems lay along ground and root
Range/Origin: Sandy or beachy areas from Mexico to Florida
Hardiness: hardy; no damage seen in low teens


Research by Master Gardener Devona Painter


nematodes can be a problem

AKA mat grass

ground cover
low-growing mat of Lippia nodiflora

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