Beach Verbena #2
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Flowers of beach verbena, also called coastal mock vervain, close-up from above.
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Beach verbena is an occasional wildflower of dunes, coastal grasslands and strands, oak scrub and coastal pinelands only in the Florida peninsula. Found mostly in the Florida east coast counties, plus Hendry, Collier and Levy Counties.
Beach verbena has angled, branched stems that may be prostrate or ascending. The ovate leaves are opposite with petioles and lobed or toothed margins. The five-lobed flowers are rose-purple and hairy on the exterior of the corolla. The calyx is glandular with five pointed lobes. There are 4 stamens that are attached inside the corolla tube.
November 2nd, 2018
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