What is Phyla nodiflora
Phyla nodiflora or iwadaresou (Scientific name: Phyla nodiflora) is a small creeping shrub in the family Verbenaceae, native to Peru.
It produces pale pink flowers in summer that resemble those of Lantana in the same family. The flowers bloom in clusters of small flowers that look like balls. It was introduced to Japan in the early Showa era. It is used as a ground cover because it produces stems that go down to the ground.
Common name:Phyla nodiflora, Scientific name: Phyla nodiflora ,Synonyms: Lippia canescens、Lippia nodiflora var. canescens, Place of origin: Peru, Environment: sunny land, Life-type: small evergreen non-cold hardy evergreen shrub, height: 5-10 cm, leaf shape: oval, leaf color: green, inflorescence: opposite, leaf margin: serrated in the upper part, radially symmetrical flowers, inflorescence: acuminate inflorescence, inflorescence diameter: 1.5 cm, Crown: lip-shaped, flower color: pale pink/white, flower diameter: 0.3-0.5 cm, Flowering place: leaf axils; flowering season: May-October; use: ground cover, flower beds, potted plants.