Verbena ×brasiliensis Vell.

Fl. Flum. 1: 8, t.40 (1831) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Herb usually 50–150 cm high, much-branched from base; branches erect, quadrangular, puberulous or almost glabrous. Leaves sessile, elliptic-lanceolate or somewhat spathulate, 4–10 cm long and 1.5–3 cm wide, finely scabrous-strigillose with closely appressed hairs above, strigillose mainly on veins below, apex obtuse to acute, base cuneate, semi-amplexicaul, margin serrate-dentate; upper leaves entire or sparsely toothed, smaller than lower leaves, narrowly lanceolate, base attenuate or cuneate, apex acute. Inflorescence a lax terminal panicle with long branches ending in a spike. Bracts equal or longer than calyx, glabrous adaxially, pubescent-puberulous abaxially with spreading hairs, becoming glabrescent with age. Calyx 5-toothed, 1.5–2 mm long, finely strigillose-pilose outside, glabrous inside; corolla bluish-purple, mauve or lilac, longer than calyx, tube 2–2.5(–3) mm long. Mericarps c. 1.5 mm long. Flowers throughout the year.

*Gold, *VVP. Also naturalised Qld, NSW. Native to South America. A weed of disturbed sites, grassland, fringes of forests and near watercourses that has been recorded in Victoria on the Loddon River near Maryborough.

A putative hybrid between Verbena litoralis and Verbena quadrangularis.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-07-19
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-20
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
family Verbenaceae
genus Verbena
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Verbena ×brasiliensis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Verbena ×brasiliensis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Goldfields present introduced