Other WildflowerVerbena bonariensis

Purple Top at Garran, ACT

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Verbena bonariensis at Garran, ACT - 16 Dec 2017
Verbena bonariensis at Garran, ACT - 16 Dec 2017
Verbena bonariensis at Garran, ACT - 16 Dec 2017

Identification history

Other Wildflower Verbena bonariensis 16 Dec 2017 BettyDonWood756
Unidentified 16 Dec 2017 Mike2.2K

3 comments

BettyDonWood756 wrote:
   16 Dec 2017
Verbena bonariensis has a definite floral tube, much longer than the calyx. Verbena incompta floral tube is only slightly longer than the calyx.
Mike2.2K wrote:
   16 Dec 2017
The petals are much larger than any V. bonariensis or incompta I have seen. Could it be a garden cultivar?
BettyDonWood756 wrote:
   16 Dec 2017
It is a garden escape anyway., and according to the Wikipedia article is polyploid. The article dies not say how many times the chromosomes have been doubled up. Perhaps this plant has doubled its chromosomes again. That is a common way for plants to have much bigger flowers than usual.

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.112822-35.345731
  • Altitude 642.0m
  • Places Garran, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Medium Weed or Pest

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