white vervain

(Verbena urticifolia)

Overview
white vervain
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White vervain, also called nettle-leaf vervain, is an herbaceous forb that occurs in the eastern half of North America including Minnesota.

 

 

 

     
           
 
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Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28.

 
  11/21/2014      
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (dicots)  
  Superorder Asteranae  
 

Order

Lamiales (mints, plantains, olives, and allies)  
 

Family

Verbenaceae (verbena)  
  Tribe Verbeneae  
  Genus Verbena (vervain)  
  Section Verbena  
  Series Leptostachyae  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

white vervain (Verbena urticifolia var. leiocarpa)

white vervain (Verbena urticifolia var. urticifolia)

 
       
 

There are two generally recognized varieties. On one, var. leiocarpa, the underside of the leaf is densely short-hairy, the calyx is shorter, and the nutlet is shorter. The range for this variety is almost throughout the range for the species. It intergrades freely with the other variety, var. urticifolia. For this reason,some authors do not acknowledge the existence of the varieties.

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

burvine

nettle-leaf vervain

white verbena

white vervain

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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white vervain (Verbena urticifolia var. leiocarpa)

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white vervain (Verbena urticifolia var. urticifolia)

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