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Phyla nodiflora (L.) Greene
turkey tangle fogfruit

General Information
Symbol: PHNO2
Group: Dicot
Family: Verbenaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: HI   I
PR   N
L48   N
VI   N
Other Common Names: turkey tangle frogfruit
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


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Symbol Scientific Name
LIIN6 Lippia incisa (Small) Tidestr.
PHNOR Phyla nodiflora (L.) Greene var. reptans (Kunth) Moldenke
LIRE9 Lippia reptans Kunth
PHNON3 Phyla nodiflora (L.) Greene var. nodiflora
PHNOI Phyla nodiflora (L.) Greene var. incisa (Small) Moldenke
PHIN6 Phyla incisa Small
LINOR Lippia nodiflora (L.) Michx. var. reptans (Kunth) Kuntze
LINO2 Lippia nodiflora (L.) Michx.
PHNOL Phyla nodiflora (L.) Greene var. longifolia Moldenke
PHNOR2 Phyla nodiflora (L.) Greene var. repens (Spreng.) Moldenke
PHNOR3 Phyla nodiflora (L.) Greene var. rosea (D. Don) Moldenke


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Lamiales
Family Verbenaceae – Verbena family
Genus Phyla Lour. – fogfruit
Species Phyla nodiflora (L.) Greene – turkey tangle fogfruit

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Arid West FACW
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FAC
Caribbean FACW
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACW
Great Plains FAC
Hawaii FAC
Midwest FACW
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FAC



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Everitt Low Low


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Everitt, J.H., D.L. Drawe, and R.I. Lonard. 1999. Field guide to the broad leaved herbaceous plants of South Texas used by livestock and wildlife. Texas Tech University Press. Lubbock.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover