Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
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  • Lanceleaf Frogfruit

    SCIENTIFIC NAME: Phyla lanceolata

    COMMON NAME: Lanceleaf Frogfruit, Northern Fog Fruit, Lanceleaf Fogfruit, Frog Fruit

    BLOOM TIME: June, July, Aug, Sep



    • The nectar of the flowers attracts various insects, including bumblebees, leaf-cutting bees, cuckoo bees, long-horned bees, green metallic bees & other Halictid bees, Syrphid flies, bee flies, thick-headed flies, Tachinid flies, small butterflies, and skippers.
    • Some of the Halictid bees also collect pollen.
    • The foliage and seedheads are eaten by Canada Geese.
    • Little information appears to be available about this plant's role as a food source to mammalian herbivores.