White Vervain, Verbena
Verbenaceae or Vervain Family
Non-descript, easily overlooked weedy plant, 2 to 5 feet
tall. Leaves opposite each other, egg-shaper, pointed,
with strongly marked veins. Flowers, very small, white,
tubular, with 5 lobes at the ends. A few flowers open at a
time in long, well-spaced spikes. Blooms in late summer to
A native weedy plant, favoring thickets and disturbed areas.
In Wildwood, fond of the edges of the open field at the south
end, especially along the bikeway.
The tiny white flowers on long, nearly naked stalks are
distinctive. The large, strongly marked leaves confirm the