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Verbena bracteata . &. R Lag, odr.
BRACTED VERVAIN
Bigbract verbena

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Verbena bracteata
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Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Apidae  Anthophora flexipes @ BBSL (3)

Anthophora urbana @ AMNH_BEE (2)
Colletidae  Colletes lutzi @ BBSL (2)
Halictidae  Halictus confusus @ CUIC_ENT (1)

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Verbena bracteata Lag. & Rodr.

Verbena bracteata plant

Family - Verbenaceae

Stems - Prostrate to decumbent, hirsute, herbaceous, multiple from base, to 50cm long, +/-20cm tall, 4-angled, branching.

Verbena bracteata stem Stem at a node.

Leaves - Opposite, petiolate, typically 3-lobed, hirsute, to +6cm long, +4cm broad. Petioles winged, short. Lobes typically of 2 lateral and one larger terminal, often divided again, serrate-dentate.

Verbena bracteata leaves

Inflorescence - Terminal bracteate spikes to 15cm long (tall), elongating in fruit. Flowers subtended by lance-oblong bracts. Bracts to +/-2cm long, 4mm broad, hirsute. Axis (stem) hirsute.

Verbena bracteata inflorescence

Flowers - Corolla blue-purple, 5-lobed, salverform, zygomorphic, to 7mm long, 3mm broad at apex, sparse pubescent externally, pubescent internally. Lobes obtuse at apex. Stamens 4, didynamous, adnate near base of corolla tube, included. Filaments short. Anthers yellow, .2mm long. Style short. Ovary of 2 carpels, 4-lobed. Calyx hirsute, 5-lobed. Tube to 3.5mm long. Lobes linear. Nutlets 4, surrounded by persistent calyx.

Verbena bracteata flower Flowers close-up.

Flowering - April - October.

Habitat - Disturbed sites, waste ground, pastures, roadsides, railroads.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - Fortunately, not much close dissection is needed to properly identify this species. The flower parts are very small but the plant can be easily identified by looking at the hirsute stems, flower spikes, and leaves, as well as the tiny flowers. This is somewhat of a pioneering species that is out-competed by larger plants.
This species hybridizes with others of the genus and the resulting offspring have a tendency to morphologically resemble the other parent plants more so than V. bracteata .

Photographs taken in St. Louis, MO., 7-28-03 and 8-15-03.


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Verbena bracteata Cav. ex Lag. & Rodr.
bigbract verbena

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General Information
Symbol: VEBR
Group: Dicot
Family: Verbenaceae
Duration: Annual
Biennial
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Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, San Diego Co., Otay Mesa. April 23, 2005. Usage Requirements .

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, San Diego Co., Otay Mesa. April 23, 2005. Usage Requirements .

Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory . United States, AZ. Usage Requirements .

©G.A. Cooper. Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Department of Botany . United States, UT, Zion National Park, Kolob Canyon. Usage Requirements .

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Sheri Hagwood. USDI Bureau of Land Management (BLM) . United States, ID, Bureau of Land Management Jarbidge Resource Area. July 14, 2004. Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 96. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
VEBR3 Verbena bracteosa Michx.
VEIM Verbena imbricata Wooton & Standl.

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Lamiales
Family Verbenaceae – Verbena family
Genus Verbena L. – vervain
Species Verbena bracteata Cav. ex Lag. & Rodr. – bigbract verbena

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

U.S. Weed Information
Verbena bracteata bigbract verbena bracted vervain prostrate vervain This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
NE&GP Stubbendieck, J., G.Y. Friisoe,and M.R. Bolick. 1994. Weeds of Nebraska and the Great Plains . Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry. Lincoln, Nebraska.
SWSS Southern Weed Science Society. 1998. Weeds of the United States and Canada. CD-ROM . Southern Weed Science Society. Champaign, Illinois.
WSWS Whitson, T.D. (ed.) et al.. 1996. Weeds of the West . Western Society of Weed Science in cooperation with Cooperative Extension Services, University of Wyoming. Laramie, Wyoming.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Arid West FAC
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont UPL
Great Plains FACU
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FAC

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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Information Network (VEBR)
Native American Ethnobotany (University of Michigan - Dearborn) (VEBR)
USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (VEBR)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (VEBR)
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