Other WildflowerVerbena bonariensis

Purpletop at Merimbula, NSW

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Verbena bonariensis at Merimbula, NSW - 21 Nov 2017
Verbena bonariensis at Merimbula, NSW - 21 Nov 2017
Verbena bonariensis at Merimbula, NSW - 21 Nov 2017
Verbena bonariensis at Merimbula, NSW - 21 Nov 2017
Verbena bonariensis at Merimbula, NSW - 21 Nov 2017

Identification history

Other Wildflower Verbena bonariensis 25 Nov 2017 BettyDonWood652
Other Wildflower Verbena bonariensis 25 Nov 2017 JackieMiles1K

Author's notes

This is from the same location as Liz's shots, but I think her plants were less advanced, so the inflorescence had not branched yet. Leaves are sessile, so has to be bonariensis or incompta. Then the corolla clearly exceeds the calyx by a good long way, making it bonariensis, but as for the glands.... I had it back out of the press and under the microscope at 40X magnification and might have been able to make out some sessile glands lurking among all the non-glandular hairs, but they were pretty subtle. Not a feature I would have chosen to use in a key! I'll work on getting some incompta later.

2 comments

BettyDonWood652 wrote:
   25 Nov 2017
Fantastic closeup.
JackieMiles1K wrote:
   26 Nov 2017
Yeah, but I deleted quite a few duds!

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Minor Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 21 Nov 2017 Recorded on
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