Phyla nodiflora (L.) Greene

Carpet Weed

Long-trailing perennial herb with upright flower heads. Leaves obovate to ovate or spoon-shaped, to 6 cm long, 2.5 cm wide, fleshy, with a few teeth towards the tip. Flower heads to 2.5 cm long, 1 with each pair of leaves; spring through to winter. Flowers white at first, becoming pink or lilac.

Tropical America

A widely naturalised species of warm, wet regions. Naturalised in all states of Australia.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Verbenaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Verbenaceae
genus        Phyla Lour.