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Phyla nodiflora
Phyla nodiflora

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Zones 8-29, H1, H2

Phyla nodiflora


Grows 2 in. tall and spreads by creeping stems. Gray-green leaves are oval, 3/4-in. long. Rounded 1/2-in. heads of tiny lavender-pink flowers appear from spring to fall. Takes some foot traffic, so it is used as a lawn substitute. Bees love the flowers.

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