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White vervain [Verbena urticiflia]

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Common Name: White vervain
Scientic Name: Verbena urticiflia
Colors: White
Months Appearing: July, August

3 to 5 feet tall. Also called Nettle-leaf Vervain

Leaves oval 4-6 inches, coarsely toothed. Opposite.

Flowers on numerous long spikes. Less than 1/8 inch diameter. 5 petals fused at base.

Edge of woods, weedy places. Native.

Edge of woods behind St. Pauls Church in Big Rapids, Michigan. August 3, 5903,5897