Calflora
Taxon  Report   8228    
Verbena bonariensis  L.
Purple top vervain,  Purpletop vervain
Verbena bonariensis, a dicot, is an annual or biennial herb that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild. There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.
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Observation Search
(126 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: VERBENACEAE  
Genus: Verbena
Subspecies and Varieties:

Wetlands:
Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

PLANTS other name:
Verbena incompta

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Verbena bonariensis var. bonariensis
ICPN + PLANTS: Verbena bonariensis var. conglomerata
More information about  Verbena bonariensis

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 13, 2020).