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PlantFiles: Brazilian Vervain
Verbena brasiliensis

Family: Verbenaceae (ver-be-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Verbena (ver-BEE-nuh) (Info)
Species: brasiliensis (bra-sill-ee-EN-sis) (Info)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Time:
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Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral pford1854 On Feb 11, 2008, pford1854 from Marion, AR (Zone 7b) wrote:

The plant is easy to identify becasue of its square stems, opposite leaves, cylindric inflorescences, and tiny, purplish flowers. The plant is a very common roadside weed in southern Alabama.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cullman, Alabama
Quinlan, Texas

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