Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1598

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: South America
Common (rare in NC Piedmont)
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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

invasive

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

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite cauline

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Schizocarp

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



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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Verbena rigida   FAMILY Verbenaceae

(?) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 162-01-013:
Verbena rigida   FAMILY Verbenaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Stiff Verbena