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  Verbena simplex Lehm. image
Photographer: Corey Raimond           

Corey Raimond

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kitty Kohout
Family Verbenaceae
Verbena simplex Lehm.
narrow-leaved vervain
Verbena: ancient Latin name of the common European vervain
simplex: simple, undivided, unbranched
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-28" tall forb, slender, with short hairs; stems square
Flower: purple, 5-parted, 1/8"-1/4" wide, tube with a few hairs in the throat and slightly longer than the lobes; inflorescence solitary, slender, dense spikes at the ends of the stems and branches; blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:4 linear, separating nutlets
Leaf:opposite, linear to oblong, toothed, short-stalked to stalklessleaf drawing
Habitat: dry; woods, fields, roadsides

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Verbena angustifolia Michx.

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