Eisenkraut

Hübsche helle Nahaufnahme lila Vervain Blumen blühen in Vancouver Q.E. Park Garten im Juli 2020

Eisenkraut (Verbena officinalis)

Synonyme:
Eisenkraut, Ma Bian Cao
Vervain (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • vervaine, vervein (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English verveyne, from Old French verveine, from Latin verbēna. Doublet of verbena.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈvɜːveɪn/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈvɚveɪn/

Noun

vervain (countable and uncountable, plural vervains)

  1. Any herbaceous plant in the genus Verbena especially if used for medicinal purposes, primarily Verbena officinalis, common
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