Verbena aristigera S.Moore

Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. Ser.2 4: 439 (1895) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Herb 0.1–0.6 m high; stem and branches procumbent or decumbent, moderately hairy. Leaves triangular in outline, 1–4 cm long, 1–3 cm wide, tripartite-pinnatifid, shortly hairy, becoming glabrescent with age, ultimate segments uniformly linear to subulate and margin recurved. Inflorescence terminal, pedunculate; spikes usually solitary or several forming a corymb. Bracts shorter than calyx. Calyx 5-toothed, 6–9 mm long, strigose-canescent; corolla white to violet or purple, c. 1.5 times as long as calyx, tube 11–14 mm long. Mericarps 3–3.5 mm long. Flowers mainly Aug.–Dec.

*CVU, *MuF, *MuM, *VVP. Known in Victoria by four relatively recent collections, a 1986 collection from near the You Yangs, a 1997 collection beside the Sturt Highway near the South Australian border, a 1991 collection from Flemington, and a 2011 collection from Nyah West.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1999). Verbenaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Verbena tenuisecta Briq.).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-06-09
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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 aristigera in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Verbena aristigera in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present introduced
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Murray Fans present introduced
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised