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Verbena lasiostachys var. scabrida

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Family: VerbenaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: VERVAIN FAMILY
Habit: Annual to shrub [tree], generally hairy. Leaf: cauline, opposite, generally toothed; stipules 0. Inflorescence: raceme, spike, or head, generally elongated in fruit; bract generally 1 per flower. Flower: bisexual; calyx generally 4--5-toothed; corolla 4--5-lobed, radial to bilateral, salverform to 2-lipped; stamens 4--5 (if 4, generally in unequal pairs), epipetalous; ovary superior, 2- or 4-lobed, generally 2- chambered, style 1, often with 2 unequal lobes, only 1 stigmatic, lateral. Fruit: 2 or 4 nutlets, drupe-like, or capsule.
Genera In Family: +- 31 genera, +- 920 species: especially America tropics. Some cultivated (Lantana, Verbena, Vitex); some weedy worldwide (Lantana); some used for wood (Tectona, teak). Avicennia included in Acanthaceae.
eFlora Treatment Author: Dieter H. Wilken
Scientific Editor: Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: VerbenaView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: VERVAIN
Habit: Annual to perennial herb [shrub]. Stem: often 4-angled; hairs generally short, stiff. Leaf: reduced distally on stem; blade entire to pinnately lobed. Inflorescence: spike, often in panicle-like clusters, generally terminal, generally elongated in fruit. Flower: calyx 5-ribbed, 5-toothed, hairs generally strigose or appressed; corolla 4--5-lobed, generally +- radial, sometimes bilateral and 2-lipped; stamens 4; ovary 4-chambered, ovules 4, style 1, lobes 2, 1 tooth-like, 1 with +- spheric stigma. Fruit: nutlets 4, generally oblong.
Species In Genus: +- 250 species: temperate, tropical America, Mediterranean Europe. Etymology: (Latin: ancient name) Note: Verbena gooddingii, Verbena pulchella often placed in Glandularia (sister to Verbena in strictest sense).
Species: Verbena lasiostachysView Description 

Habit: Perennial herb 35--80 cm. Stem: 1--5+, ascending to erect; hairs short, spreading. Leaf: 4--10 cm, +- ovate, coarsely toothed, deeply 1--2-lobed near base, soft-hairy to scabrous; petiole < 2 cm, occasionally narrowly winged. Inflorescence: spikes 1--3 per stem, in fruit 7--25 cm, generally open proximally (fruits not overlapping); flower bract 3--4.5 mm. Flower: calyx 2.5--4 mm; corolla 2.5--5 mm, blue to purple. Fruit: 1--2 mm.
Note: Varieties need study.

Verbena lasiostachys var. scabrida Moldenke
NATIVE
Leaf: adaxial face green, generally stiff-hairy. Fruit: nutlet scar white-papillate at 20×.
Ecology: Open, dry to wet places; Elevation: < 2300 m. Bioregional Distribution: s NW, s SNF, Teh, ScV, CW, SCo, ChI (exc San Clemente Island), WTR, w PR; Distribution Outside California: Baja California. Flowering Time: May--Sep
eFlora Treatment Author: Dieter H. Wilken
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Citation for this treatment: Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Verbena lasiostachys var. scabrida, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=76871, accessed on February 08, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 08, 2016.


Verbena lasiostachys var. scabrida
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© 2007 Neal Kramer
Verbena lasiostachys var. scabrida
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© 2009 Keir Morse
Verbena lasiostachys var. scabrida
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© 2009 Keir Morse
Verbena lasiostachys var. scabrida
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© 2009 Keir Morse

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Geographic subdivisions for Verbena lasiostachys var. scabrida:
s NW, s SNF, Teh, ScV, CW, SCo, ChI (exc San Clemente Island), WTR, w PR;
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