Phyla nodiflora var. incisa
This Texas native is often overlooked but can be a valuable groundcover with its broad, smooth leaves and creeping nature. The petite flowers are white, encircling a purple center and covering the ground profusely. It is drought tolerant; however, it produces a much fuller plant given regular water.
This species is a member of the verbena family (family Verbenaceae), including about 75 genera and 3,000 species of herbs, shrubs, and trees, mostly of tropical and warm temperate regions. Teak is a highly prized furniture wood, and Vervain, Lantana, Lippia, Frog Fruit, and Chaste Tree or Vitex are grown as ornamentals.
Light: Full sun, Part Shade
Water: Low, Medium
Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10
Origin: Texas, Southeastern & Central U.S.