Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1598

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: South America
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in NC Piedmont)

Look for it on roadsides, in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
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 rigida   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Verbena rigida   FAMILY Verbenaceae

(?) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 162-01-013:
Verbena rigida   FAMILY Verbenaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Stiff Verbena


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JK Marlow    jkm060427_028

April    Greenville County    SC

Funnelform flower 2.5x longer than the hairy calyx and subtending bract, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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JK Marlow    jkm060427_033

April    Greenville County    SC

Leaves sessile, partially clasping the stem, with flaring coarse teeth, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_rigida_tub_vervainz

May        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_verbena_rigida_6

May        

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JK Marlow    jkm0407w_37

July    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm0407x_11

July    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm0407x_14

July    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    s040723_ab

July    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm0408i_03

August    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm0408i_05

August    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Flowers with hairy bracts crowded into slender terminal spikes, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.