EPPO Global Database

Phyla nodiflora(LIPNO)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: LIPNO
  • Preferred name: Phyla nodiflora
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Greene


South America. Cultivated as a ground-cover plant for gardens in dry climates. Introduced in Mediterranean, Western Asia, Indian subcontinent, China, Japan, southeast Asia, most of Africa, North America, Central America, Caribbean, Australia.  This species is also indicated in the literature as native in most of the above range, but this seems improbable 

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Lippia nodiflora (Linnaeus) Richard
Lippia repens (Bertoloni) Sprengel
Phyla chinensis Loureiro
Verbena nodiflora Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
carpetweed English (AU)
fogfruit English (AU)
matchweed English (US)
mat lippia English (US)
fraise de mer French
phyla à fleurs aux nœuds French
cidrón Spanish (PR)
hierba de la virgen Spanish
oro azul Spanish (CU)
turre hembra Spanish (BO)
erba luigia minore Italian
iwadare-sô Japanese
イワダレソウ Japanese
липпия узлоцветковая Russian
suçileği Turkish
lipeyah zochelet Hebrew
לִיפְּיָה זוֹחֶלֶת Hebrew
lipje Albanian
verbena de nusos florits Catalan
guò jiāng Chinese
guò jiāng téng Chinese
过江藤 Chinese