Verbena simplex
narrowleaf vervain

Verbena simplex
Verbena simplex
Photo courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown Line Drawing
Botanical name: Verbena simplex
Common name: narrowleaf vervain
Group: dicot
Family: Verbenaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: to 20"
Foliage: square stem; leaves opposite, sessile, coarsely serrate
Flower: inflorescence on spikes; 5 lobes, lavendar to white
Flowering time: May to September
Habitat: fields, waste ground, roadsides
Range in New Jersey: statewide
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a