Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1597

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare south of VA

Look for it in marshes, bogs, low fields, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue/Violet
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed salverform corolla
4 stamens, attached to corolla tube
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Verbena hastata   FAMILY Verbenaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Verbena hastata var. hastata   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 162-01-008:
Verbena hastata   FAMILY Verbenaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Blue Vervain, Common Vervain, Simpler's-joy