Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1600

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Spring/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 urticifolia   FAMILY Verbenaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 162-01-007:
Verbena urticifolia   FAMILY Verbenaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database
Verbena urticifolia var. leiocarpa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Verbena urticaefolia

 

COMMON NAME:
White Vervain, Nettleleaf Verbena, Velvetleaf Vervain


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image of Verbena urticifolia, White Vervain, Nettleleaf Verbena, Velvetleaf Vervain

JK Marlow    jkm120617_041

June    Spartanburg County    SC

The petioles of the leaves are up to 2" long, per www.illinoiswildflowers.info.

image of Verbena urticifolia, White Vervain, Nettleleaf Verbena, Velvetleaf Vervain

JK Marlow    jkm120617_045

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Slender branched divaricate spikes with a few scattered minute white flowers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Verbena urticifolia, White Vervain, Nettleleaf Verbena, Velvetleaf Vervain

JK Marlow    jkm120617_047

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves stalked, coarsely and somewhat doubly toothed, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Verbena urticifolia, White Vervain, Nettleleaf Verbena, Velvetleaf Vervain

JK Marlow    jkm180623_3016

June    Greenville County    SC

Flowers 1/8" across. The tubular green calyx has 5 lanceolate teeth, per www.illinoiswildflowers.info.

image of Verbena urticifolia, White Vervain, Nettleleaf Verbena, Velvetleaf Vervain

JK Marlow    jkm180623_3017

June    Greenville County    SC

Corolla lobes 1mm or less long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Verbena urticifolia, White Vervain, Nettleleaf Verbena, Velvetleaf Vervain

JK Marlow    jkm190604_9042

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Verbena urticifolia, White Vervain, Nettleleaf Verbena, Velvetleaf Vervain

JK Marlow    jkm190604_9044

June    Greenville County    SC

Stems quadrangular, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Verbena urticifolia, White Vervain, Nettleleaf Verbena, Velvetleaf Vervain

JK Marlow    jkm080729_003b

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Verbena urticifolia, White Vervain, Nettleleaf Verbena, Velvetleaf Vervain

JK Marlow    jkm080729_011

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Verbena urticifolia, White Vervain, Nettleleaf Verbena, Velvetleaf Vervain

JK Marlow    jkm190702_9638

July    Greenville County    SC

image of Verbena urticifolia, White Vervain, Nettleleaf Verbena, Velvetleaf Vervain

Roxanna Martin    rlm71110_170

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Minute white flowers in very slender spikes terminating stem and branches, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Verbena urticifolia, White Vervain, Nettleleaf Verbena, Velvetleaf Vervain

Roxanna Martin    rlm71209_080

July    Spartanburg County    SC

To 5' tall, with very slender branched, divaricate, few-flowered spikes, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Verbena urticifolia, White Vervain, Nettleleaf Verbena, Velvetleaf Vervain

Roxanna Martin    rlm7210_60

July    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Verbena urticifolia, White Vervain, Nettleleaf Verbena, Velvetleaf Vervain

Roxanna Martin    rlm7210_62

July    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Verbena urticifolia, White Vervain, Nettleleaf Verbena, Velvetleaf Vervain

JK Marlow    jkm141025_339340

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Verbena urticifolia, White Vervain, Nettleleaf Verbena, Velvetleaf Vervain

Roxanna Martin    rlm10210_537

October    Spartanburg County    SC

Fruit a schizocarp, consisting of 4 well-developed, oblong, brown mericarps, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.