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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Glandularia aristigera   FAMILY Verbenaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Glandularia pulchella   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 162-01-016:
Verbena tenuisecta   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Glandularia tenuisecta

 

COMMON NAME:
Moss Vervain, South American Vervain, Moss Verbena


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image of Glandularia aristigera, Moss Vervain, South American Vervain, Moss Verbena

JK Marlow    jkm070414_003

April    Calhoun County    SC

Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve

image of Glandularia aristigera, Moss Vervain, South American Vervain, Moss Verbena

JK Marlow    jkm070414_005

April    Calhoun County    SC

Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve

Has a prostrate growth habit and finely divided leaves, per Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses.

image of Glandularia aristigera, Moss Vervain, South American Vervain, Moss Verbena

JK Marlow    jkm070414_006

April    Calhoun County    SC

Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve

Spikes solitary, 1-10cm long, 1-3.5cm in diameter, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Glandularia aristigera, Moss Vervain, South American Vervain, Moss Verbena

JK Marlow    jkm160415_201

April    Turner County    GA

image of Glandularia aristigera, Moss Vervain, South American Vervain, Moss Verbena

JK Marlow    jkm160415_202

April    Turner County    GA

image of Glandularia aristigera, Moss Vervain, South American Vervain, Moss Verbena

JK Marlow    jkm170520_920

May    Calhoun County    SC

image of Glandularia aristigera, Moss Vervain, South American Vervain, Moss Verbena

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgtenuisecta_laurens1

May    Laurens County    SC

Stems branch abundantly and are prostrate or decumbent, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Glandularia aristigera, Moss Vervain, South American Vervain, Moss Verbena

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_g_pulchella_2_2

September        

Corolla about 10mm or more broad and 2-2.5x as long as the calyx, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Glandularia aristigera, Moss Vervain, South American Vervain, Moss Verbena

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_g_pulchella_6

September        

Leaves deltoid, pinnatisect [pinnately cleft to the midrib], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Glandularia aristigera   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Glandularia pulchella   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 162-01-016:
Verbena tenuisecta   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Glandularia tenuisecta

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1599

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: South America

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont of GA & SC (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Habitat: Pastures, roadsides, other disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple: pinnatisect (leaf segments 0.5-1.5mm wide)
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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