Verbena xutha Lehm.
Verbenaceae (Verbena Family)
USDA Symbol: VEXU
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Notes: 3-4
Size Class: 3-6 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , AZ , LA , MS , OK , 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 to AZ.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Cold Tolerant: yes
Heat Tolerant: yes
Conditions Comments: 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 DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
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
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Verbena xutha in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Verbena xutha in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Verbena xutha
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: DEW, JSC, ADA, GAP