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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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

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

JK Marlow    jkm120617_047

June    Spartanburg County    SC

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

image of Verbena urticifolia

JK Marlow    jkm080729_003b

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

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JK Marlow    jkm080729_011

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

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

image of Verbena urticifolia

JK Marlow    jkm120729_113

July    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Verbena urticifolia

JK Marlow    jkm120729_115

July    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Verbena urticifolia

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

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

Roxanna Martin    rlm7210_60

July    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Verbena urticifolia

Roxanna Martin    rlm7210_62

July    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm141025_339340

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Verbena urticifolia

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.