Glandularia aristigera (syn. Verbena aristigera)

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Glandularia aristigera (syn. Verbena aristigera)

Image of Maynes' Pest

(Mayne’s pest)

FAMILY

Verbenaceae

Species

Glandularia aristigera (syn. Verbena aristigera)

Common name

Mayne’s pest (a weed)

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white, mauve; herb to 50 cm tall

Distinguishing features

A garden escape and South American native, this herb may be erect or semi-prostrate, the aromatic stems are square in cross-section; leaves opposite usually much dissected. Flowers in spikes, may be crowded, petals weakly 2-lipped, mauve to white. Mericarps to 3.5 mm long.

Scan of Mayne's Pest

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