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Common Name: DAISY LAWN
Scientific Name: Phyla nodiflora
Alternative Names: Cape Weed, Frog Fruit, Matrass, Turkey-tangle.

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  • Perennial
  • Daisy Lawn is an evergreen, tough, fast-spreading groundcover with small white to pinkish flowers with a purple centre.
  • It is sturdy enough to serve as a lawn substitute.
  • Is especially useful in heavy foot traffic areas, between pavers and stepping stone or to discourage digging dogs.
  • Daisy Lawn only grows a few cm. tall and can tolerate drought as well as flooding.
  • It needs full sun and will grow in clay, loam, and sand.
  • Daisy Lawn provides a good source of nectar to many species of butterflies.

Parts Used

  • The leaves and immature stalks.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Traditionally, Daisy Lawn has been used to treat constipation and knee pain.
  • Leaves and immature stalks are used to make infusions that are administered to children with indigestion or women that have recently delivered a baby.
  • A paste produced from the plant is also applied to boils and ulcers.

For Animals. It is said that

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Other Uses

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