*Verbena officinalis

Family Verbenaceae

Common Verbena

Short-lived perennial herb with toproot to 15 cm deep. Longevity 2 - 5 years.

Flowers: Pale pink or lilac, October - January.



Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Native of Mediterranean region.
  • Widespread weed of disturbed ground.
  • Not common in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden.

Asterisk * indicates exotic species naturalised at the Australian Botanic Garden.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Verbena officinalis flower