Vervain (Verbena officianalis )


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Family: Verbena Family Verbenaceae


Short / Medium rougly hairy perrenial, stems tough and stiff , square , The stems have pairs of opposing pinnate, bristly leaves which are elliptical in outline., .The small, pale lilac and two-lipped flowers 2 - 5 mm,of vervain are found in a terminal spike and also in the upper leaf axils. The petals are 5 lobed the lower somewhat longer, in long slender leafless spikes. The fruit evolves into four nutlets which separate from each other when ripe Dry , Bare or sparsley grassy places June - October