Verbena supina L.

Trailing Verbena

Sp. Pl. 21 (1753) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Procumbent or erect herb, 0.1–0.5 m high, much-branched from base; branches laterally flattened to quadrangular, sparsely hairy. Leaves petiolate, triangular or ovate-cuneate in outline, pinnatifid or bipinnatifid to bipinnatisect, 2–4 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide, with lobes bluntly toothed. Inflorescence terminal, with spikes slender. Bracts usually c. half length of calyx. Calyx 4-toothed, c. 3 mm long, minutely strigose; corolla lilac, c. 1.5 times as long as calyx, tube c. 1.5–2 mm long. Mericarps 2–2.5 mm long.

*Gold, *LoM, *MuM, *MSB, *RobP, *VRiv, *VVP, *Wim.

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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-20
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
family Verbenaceae
genus Verbena
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Verbena supina in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Verbena supina in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present introduced
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Murray Scroll Belt present naturalised
Robinvale Plains present naturalised
Goldfields present introduced

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