Return to Listings?

Verbena bonariensis

Invasive status in SA: Cat. 1b.

Origin: Brazil.

Tall herb with square stems covered with stiff hairs.  Widespread in the southern Cape wherever there is moist ground-hence also known as the Blouwater Bossie. Imported alien growing in the long grass west of the tennis courts.

Family Name:
Common Name:
Purple Top
Plant Height:
1.5 m
Flower Colour:
Pink Purple
Flowering Time:
October, November, December, January, February, March, April