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Verbenaceae:

Members of this family are undergoing lots of reorganization. Since the verbenaceae often resemble the mints (Lamiaceae), with their flowers and stems, certain species have been improperly grouped in Verbenaceae. It is believed that the relationships between these families may be convergent. In other words the traits that make them similar evolved seperately in both groups.

Specimens List


Fiddlewood (Citharexylum sp)

Fiddlewood is an invasive plant in the forests of Hawaii.


American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)

This plant is native to the southeastern United States and has chemicals that act as natural insect repellants.


Lantana (Lantana spp)

There are about 150 species in this genus. Only a few are common ornamentals. Some are problematic invasive species.


Jamaican Vervain (Stachytarpheta jamaicensis)

This plant grows as an invasive weed in Hawaiian Forests.


Frogfruit (Phyla lanceolata)

A small weedy flowering verbenid.


 

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