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

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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

 

full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Schizocarp

 

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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