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Blue Porterweed

Stachytarpheta jamaicensis


A species of vervain or Verbena- family: Verbenaceae. Small indigo flowers on a long flower stalk or peduncle. Flowers about 0.25-0.5 inches in diameter. Leaves are cerrated on the edges and roughly almond shaped. Wildflowers rapidly reproduce and form stands of individual plants that make the plant look like a bush. Other species I have seen that looks similar (for comparison) is: Verbena hastata or Blue Vervain.,


Yard/Garden species. This specimen was growing in the neighbor's yard, next to my family's fence.

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Winter Park, Florida, USA

Spotted on Mar 20, 2014
Submitted on Mar 20, 2014

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