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Abena jamaicensis, Stachytarpheta bogoriensis, Stachytarpheta indica, Stachytarpheta pilosiuscula, Valerianoides jamaicense, Valerianoides jamaicensis, Verbena americana, Verbena jamaicensis, Verbena pilosiuscula, Vermicularia decurrens, Zappania jamaicensis
Bastard vervain, blue porterweed, blue snake weed
Stachytarpheta jamaicensis Is a species of plant in the Verbenaceae family, native throughout the Caribbean. It has many common names including blue porterweed, blue snake weed, bastard vervain, Brazilian tea, Jamaica vervain, and light-blue snakeweed. It is unclear whether S. indica is a separate species. It is usually found along country roadsides and it grows also well as a ruderal plant on disturbed terrain. It is an invasive species in some places.[+]
This plant can be also found on St. Croix, where it is locally known as "worryvine".
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