|Scientific name:||Phyla nodiflora (L.) Greene|
|Synonym name:||Lippia nodiflora (L.) Michaux|
|Common name:||Turkey tangle fogfruit, lippia, Turtle grass|
|Hebrew name:||ליפיה זוחלת|
|Arabic name:||النجيل الصيني|
|Stems:||Procumbent, non-flowering stems rooting at the nodes; ascending flowering stems 10-30cm|
|Leaves:||Opposite, entire, obovate to oblanceolate, tapering into a cuneate base, margins serrate to the acute apex|
|Inflorescence:||Short, stout axillary spikes 5-7mm in diameter; peduncles much exceeding the subtending leaves|
|Flowers:||Calyx deeply lobed; corolla white, later becoming pale pinkish, slightly pubescent, corolla-lobes unequal|
|Fruits / pods:||2 1-seeded nutlets, ovoid, smooth|
|Flowering Period:||April, May, June, July, August, September|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts|
|Chorotype:||Tropical - Med - Euro-Siberian|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Phyla, Greek phyle, φυλαί phylai, the clan-based voting groups in Greek city-states, a tribe; probably from the flowers being tightly clustered in heads.
nodiflora, nodus, a knot; florus, to bloom, to flower; flowers from nodes.
Lippia, named after Augustus Lippi (1678 - 1701), an Italian naturalist and botanist. He was killed in Abyssinia.
The Hebrew name: ליפיה, Lippia, after Augustus Lippi (1678 - 1701), an Italian naturalist and botanist.