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Verbena officinalis

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A valuable medicinal and magical herb. It grows and spreads by seed in well drained places. More info with plants.

Plant Size
45cm × 45cm × 2

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Plant Finder: about Verbena officinalis

Common names



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,

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow can be found on waste ground.

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Verbena officinalis | Llangoed, Beaumaris, LL58 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

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