Verbena supina var. supina

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Diagnostic features as given in key. Flowers Oct.–Apr.

*MuM, *MSB, *VRiv, *VVP, *Wim. Also naturalised SA. Native to the Mediterranean region. Naturalised mostly in north-western Victoria in wastelands, roadsides, swampy areas, besides watercourses or in seasonally inundated sites.

Overseas collections of this taxon have an indumentum on vegetative parts that includes stalked glandular hairs and mericarps that are whitish-granulate on the inner surface (Townsend 1980). All Australian collections lack glandular hairs and have completely smooth mericarps (Munir 2002).

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-07-19
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
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Verbena supina var. supina in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Verbena supina var. supina in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Murray Scroll Belt present introduced

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales