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Verbenaceae The Vervain Family

Verbenaceae The Vervain Family

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  1. VerbenaceaeThe Vervain Family Alex Stalboerger

  2. Verbenaceae • 35 genera, 1200 species • Mostly tropical plants • Trees, shrubs, herbs • Noted for heads, spikes, or clusters of small flowers (many of which are aromatic) • Many plants used in native traditions for medical value

  3. Phrymaleptostachya • Herb, 1-2’ tall • Opposite, ovate, coarsely toothed leaves • Small pinkish flowers in terminal (axillary) spike(s), maturing gradually from base to tip • Seeds soon reflexed or “lopped” against the stem

  4. Phrymaleptostachya http://www.southeasternflora.com/images/medium/Phryma_leptostachya_13237_500.jpg http://www.prairiemoon.com/images/D/Phryma-leptostachya-Lopseed-flower.jpg

  5. Lopseed N. Am Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/maps/large/PH/PHLE5.png

  6. Sources • http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.plantsystematics.org/users/sv22/sjv/working/phryma.png&imgrefurl=http://www.plantsystematics.org/imgs/sv22/r/Phrymaceae_Phryma_leptostachya_3341.html&usg=___xTM2IdPbafuJAein7CYEyoLCo=&h=715&w=780&sz=101&hl=en&start=18&itbs=1&tbnid=Na5CQUcq3lrvnM:&tbnh=130&tbnw=142&prev=/images%3Fq%3DPhryma%2Bleptostachya%26hl%3Den%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:1 • All images have citation @ base • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verbenaceae