Verbena officinalis var. halei (Small) Munir

J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 20: 93 (2002) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Stems glabrous or strigillose in the upper part, non-glandular. Lower leaves variously and irregularly dentate, mid-stem leaves 1- or 2-pinnatifid or incised but not nearly to midrib, lobes to 25 mm long, strigillose, acute. Inflorescence not glandular or viscid, pubescent to puberulous. Flowers crowded along rachis or distant in lower part; sessile; bracts broad-lanceolate, puberulous abaxially, glabrous after anthesis, c. half as long as calyx. Calyx hirsute-strigillose outside, glabrous inside. Corolla-tube with hispid hairs outside, cylindric. Flowers Nov.–Mar.

*HSF, *MuF, *MuM, *MSB, *RobP, *VRiv, *VVP. Also naturalised SA, Qld, NSW. Native to North America. Weedy in riverine woodland, along watercourses, and disturbed sites of roadsides and besides tracks in northern Victoria mostly along the Murray River and in the Yarra Valley.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-07-20
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-07-31
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 officinalis var. halei in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Verbena officinalis var. halei in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Murray Scroll Belt present naturalised
Robinvale Plains present naturalised
Murray Fans present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised

State distribution

Distribution map
South Australia
New South Wales