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Location: SearcyCounty, Arkansas
Month of Photograph: July and August
Distribution Map: Phyla lanceolata - Distribution Map Spacer
USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (, 16 January 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Spacer Guests can be assured that there is established evidence that this plant has been found in all of the green filled counties of Arkansas. However, the white filled counties should not be interpreted as counties in which this plant does not grow. They should instead be interpreted as counties which lack officially sanction evidence of the plants presence there.

Family: Verbenaceae

Inflorescence -- Lateral View

Phyla lanceolata - Inflorescence Lateral View "
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Phyla lanceolata  - Node with Adventitious roots Node of Stem with Adventitious Roots

See the Encyclopedia of Life for more photographs of this species.

The web site for Wildflowers of the United States provides more images and some textual description.

Dan Tenaglia at his web site "Missouri Plants" lists this plant under its synonym "Lippia lanceolata". You will find good images there.

Dr. John Hilty provides a thorough textual description at his web site "Illinois Wildflowers".


Phyla lanceolata  - Upper Plant Upper Plant
The National Park Service at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area offers a very fine, very complete textual description of this species in the form of a PDF file. (The actual source of this fine fact sheet is a bit confusing. It appears to be somehow conneccted to the staff of the Angeles National Forest.)
Phyla lanceolata  - Leaf AdaxialLeaf, adaxial
Phyla lanceolata  - Leaf AbaxialLeaf, abaxial
Phyla lanceolata - Inflorescence Inflorescence, lateral view

You will have to look very carefully to see it, but this plant has but two petals. However, one of those petals is deeply lobed making it appear as though it were three petals instead of one.

Plants are devious. Botanists are wizards.

Phyla lanceolata - Inflorescence Inflorescence, lateral view
Phyla lanceolata - Upper Plant Upper Plant
Phyla lanceolata - Leaves and Inflorescence Leaves and Infloreacence
Phyla lanceolata - Inflorescence Infloreacence
Inflorescence, lateral views
Phyla lanceolata - Inflorescence

Inflorescence, frontal view
Phyla lanceolata - Inflorescence Frontal View