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Stachytarpheta cayennensis

Image of Stachytarpheta cayennensis

(Snakeweed)

FAMILY

Verbenaceae

Species

Stachytarpheta cayennensis

Common name(s)

Snakeweed

Flower colour; life form

Flowers blue. Herb to 1.2 m tall.

Distinguishing features

Plants have long tap roots. Leaves opposite, thin shallowly toothed. Flowers in a terminal spike, embedded in the rachis, which is 1-3 mm diameter. Corolla-tube curved, dark blue to whitish.

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Iamge of flower of Stachytarpheta cayenninsis

Stachytarpheta cayennensis