Stachytarpheta jamaicensis

Stachytarpheta jamaicensis

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(Light Blue Snakeweed)

FAMILY

Verbenaceae

Species

Stachytarpheta jamaicensis

Common name(s)

Light Blue Snakeweed

Flower colour; life form

Flowers blue to purple. Herb to 1.2 m tall.

Distinguishing features

Plants have long tap roots. Leaves opposite, shallowly toothed. Flowers in a terminal spike, embedded in the rachis, which is 3-5 mm diameter. Corolla-tube bent, lobes spreading, blue to mauve to purple.

Stachytarpheta jamaicensis