Monday, February 3, 2014

Wild Purple Flower 2014 Verbena bonariensis

I went to a patch of wild flowers, there were medicinal plants, daisies, and buttercups. I wish there was a sign like this. I once grew at lot of these wild flower in my garden. The wind blew seeds from a neighbouring patch, and I was so happy.  Now, I have a miserable plant.

Verbena bonariensis is a tall and slender-stemmed perennial. It can grow to 6 ft (120 cm) tall and can spread to 3 ft (90 cm) wide. At maturity, it will develop a woody base. Fragrant lavender to rose-purple flowers are in tight clusters located on terminal and axillary stems, blooming from mid-summer until fall frost. The stem is square with very long internodes. Leaves are ovate to ovate-lanceolate with a toothed margin and grow up to 4 in (10 cm) long.

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