*Verbena rigida

Family Verbenaceae

Veined Verbena

Perennial herb to 50 cm high, with branches erect or ascending from creeping rhizome.

Flowers: Reddish purple. Pale lilac or blue violet, October – December.

Fruit: Dry separating at maturity into 4 one-seeded segments.

Seed: Mericarps 2 mm long.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Native of South America.
  • Weed of grassland and disturbed sites.
  • Localised weed in grassland at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Resprouts after fire.

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

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Verbena rigida plant

Verbena rigida flower