Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2461

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon in SC Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere in GA-NC

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

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006

 

full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Verbena bonariensis var. conglomerata   FAMILY Verbenaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 162-01-002:
Verbena bonariensis   FAMILY Verbenaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Purpletop Vervain, Tall Vervain