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Verbena lasiostachys (Western vervain)
Pisapia, Robert J.

Verbena lasiostachys

Verbena lasiostachys Link

Western vervain

Verbenaceae (Verbena Family)

Synonym(s): Verbena lasiostachys var. lasiostachys, Verbena lasiostachys var. scabrida, Verbena lasiostachys var. septentrionalis, Verbena prostrata, Verbena robusta

USDA Symbol: vela

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple



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National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Verbena lasiostachys in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Verbena lasiostachys in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Verbena lasiostachys


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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