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Vick, Albert F. W.
Verbena simplex Lehm.
USDA Symbol: VESI
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Verbena simplex has narrow leaves and lavender flowers a third of an inch (8 mm) long. It is a southwestern and midwestern species that makes a good rock garden plant.
This species is a member of the verbena family (family Verbenaceae), which includes about 75 genera and 3,000 species of herbs, shrubs, and trees, mostly of tropical and warm temperate regions. Among them, teak is a highly prized furniture wood, and Vervain, Lantana, Lippia or Frog Fruit, and Chase Tree or Vitex are grown as ornamentals.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV Canada: ON Native Habitat:
Prairie/Meadow/Field USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Larval Host: Common Buckeye
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
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Record Modified: 2012-12-09
Research By: TWC Staff