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Verbena

a genus of plants in the family Verbenaceae.

Verbena bonariensis
called also purple top; suspected of causing sickness and abortion in cattle.
Verbena officinalis
contains a glycoside verbenalin reputed to cause contraction of the uterus and photosensitization. Called also common vervain.
Verbena rigida
thought to cause photosensitization. Called also Verbena venosa, wild verbena.
Verbena tenuisecta
suspected of causing deaths in chickens and photosensitization in sheep. Called also Mayne's pest.
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Violet Verbena is at once as nostalgic as it is modern.
Another Suttons celebratory package includes Calibrachoa Superbells 'Red Devil', Lobelia 'Panthera Cobalt' and Verbena 'Superbena White', which should perform all summer in baskets or containers.
WHEN backlit by late summer sunshine, verbena bonariensis is a sight to behold when planted against a backcloth of the evergreen Korean feather reed grass.
If the feds refuse to protect the tiny cryptanthe and small-flowered sand verbena, the Species at Risk Act might as well be used as a doodle pad," says Devon Page, a defence fund attorney.
Another closely related group, garden verbenas, has its admirers too.
Send your order to Daily Mirror Verbena Offer, PO Box 64, South West District Office, Manchester M16 9HY.
Other good choices to consider (including some with shorter bloom times) are twin-spur (Diascia rigescens); forget-me-not; Johnny-jump-up; blue, purplish, or white lobelia; nemesia; and ground cover verbenas (V.