Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Read more about Vitex at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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Ronald F. Billings, Texas Forest Service, Bugwood.org bug_5005043
Lvs palmately compound; leaflets elliptic-lanceolate to oblanceolate, entire, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Non-native: Mediterranean Europe
Habitat: Pastures, woodland edges, suburban woodlands, per Weakley's Flora
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Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
Palmately compound: 5-7 leaflets
Slightly bilaterally symmetrical
5-toothed campanulate calyx
2-lipped 5-lobed campanulate corolla
Inflorescence a terminal thyrse
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast p122
- Trees of the Southeastern United States p060
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p375