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Flaigg, Norman G.
Verbena xutha Lehm.
USDA Symbol: VEXU
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Size Notes:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
, TX Native Habitat:
Dry mostly sandy soil of beaches, fields, roadsides and blackland prairies from Bowie and Navarro to Jefferson and Cameron counties west to the Trans-Pecos; AL
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Low Light Requirement:
Sun , Part Shade Soil Moisture:
Dry , Moist Cold Tolerant:
Flowers displayed in tall slender spikes arising from an evergreen
basal rosette. Easily grown from seed in well drained soil in situ or in pots for transplanting. Foliage can get sparse at the base of the stems, so plant something full and shorter, like Zexmenia, Calylophus or prune back once to 1 in late spring. Appreciates some summer water.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Jacob's Well Natural Area
- Wimberley, TX
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1213
Collected 2008-10-19 in Montgomery County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: DEW, JSC, ADA, GAP