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A valuable medicinal and magical herb. It grows and spreads by seed in well drained places. More info with plants.
Verbena officinalis (Vervain). This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe. STEM: Usually several, upright, branched, 4-angled. ROOT: Woody stock. HAIRS: Stiff, on leaves. STIPULES: Absent LEAF-STALK: Stalked or upper stalkless. BRACTS: Small, pointed. FLOWER STALK: Almost absent. SEPALS: 5, joined forming 5-ribbed tube, teeth short. PETALS: 5, bases form tube, lower lobes longest. STAMENS: 4, rarely 2, inside tube. STIGMA: 1, tip swollen, slightly 2-lobed. OVARY: 1, 4-celled. SEEDS: 1 per segment, not released.
They are marginally frost hardy to frost tender, Grow them in medium, well-drained soil in full sun or at most partial-shade. You can propagate from seed in the autumn or spring, from stem cuttings in summer or autumn,
Wildflower/meadow can be found on waste ground.
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