Vervain

Flores de verbena púrpura de primer plano que florecen en el parque de Vancouver Q.E. en Julio de 2020.

Verbena officinalis

Sinónimos:
Verbena, Ma Bian Cao
Vervain (Wikipedia)

Verbena
Verbena bonariensis1.jpg
Purpletop vervain, Verbena bonariensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Lamiales
Family:Verbenaceae
Genus:Verbena
L.
Type species
Verbena officinalis
L.
Species

See text

Synonyms
  • Aubletia Le Monn. ex Rozier
  • Billardiera Moench
  • Burseria Loefl.
  • Glandularia J.F.Gmel.
  • Helleranthus Small
  • Obletia Rozier
  • Patya Neck.
  • Shuttleworthia Meisn.
  • Styleurodon Raf.
  • Stylodon Raf.
  • Uwarowia Bunge
  • Verbenella Spach

Verbena (/vərˈbnə/,), also known as vervain or verveine, is a genus in the family Verbenaceae. It contains about 150 species of annual and perennial herbaceous or semi-woody flowering plants. The majority of the species are native to the Americas and Asia; however, Verbena officinalis, the common vervain or common verbena, is the type species, and native to Europe.

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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