- Flower nameLippia
- Scientific namePhyla canescens
- Alias姫岩垂草, リッピア, Lippia
- Place of originSouth America
- Place of floweringSeashore
- Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August, September, October
What is Lippia
Lippia or hime-iwadaresou (Scientific name: Phyla nodiflora var. minor) is a naturalized, creeping perennial plant native to South America in the genus Phyla. It produces pale pink flowers in summer, similar to Lantana of the same family. The flowers are produced in clusters of small flowers like a ball. It was introduced to Japan in the early Showa period. It is used as a ground cover because it produces stems that crawl on the ground. In the same genus, there is Phyla nodiflora, which has long inflorescences with reddish brown bracts and small flowers.
Common name: Lippia , Scientific name: Phyla nodiflora var. minor ,synonym: Phyla canescens, Lippia canescens, Lippia nodiflora var. canescens, also known as Lippia, hairy fogfruit, carpet grass, Inflorescence: acuminate, inflorescence diameter: 1.5 cm, corolla: lip-shaped, flower color: light pink/white, flower diameter: 0.3-0.5 cm, flowering area: leaf axils, flowering season: July-September, uses: ground cover, flower beds, potted plants.