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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Verbena incompta   FAMILY Verbenaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Verbena bonariensis   FAMILY Verbenaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 162-01-002?:
Verbena bonariensis   FAMILY Verbenaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Purpletop Vervain, Tall Vervain


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image of Verbena incompta, Purpletop Vervain, Tall Vervain

JK Marlow    jkm080515_041

May    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

The plant is 6-8' tall with a square stem, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.

image of Verbena incompta, Purpletop Vervain, Tall Vervain

JK Marlow    jkm080515_046

May    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Leaves narrowly lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, sessile with clasping bases, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Verbena incompta, Purpletop Vervain, Tall Vervain

JK Marlow    jkm080515_048

May    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Verbena incompta, Purpletop Vervain, Tall Vervain

JK Marlow    jkm080515_048b

May    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

A naturalized plant with tiny violet flowers in a dense 1" spike, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Verbena incompta   FAMILY Verbenaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Verbena bonariensis   FAMILY Verbenaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 162-01-002?:
Verbena bonariensis   FAMILY Verbenaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3666

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: South America

Habitat: Roadsides, 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:

 

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

 

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