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Verbenaceae

Verbenaceae J. St.-Hil. - Verbena Family

1. Lantana camara L.

(Camara vulgaris)

Common names: wild sage, tickberry

Extract from Wikipedia article: Lantana camara, also known as big sage (Malaysia), wild sage, red sage, white sage (Caribbean) and tickberry (South Africa), is a species of flowering plant within the verbena family, Verbenaceae, that is native to the American tropics.

LinkRed flowers of Lantana camara in dew in a small park in West Bay, in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, December 20, 2014
LinkOrange flowers of Lantana camara in a small park in West Bay, in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, December 20, 2014
LinkClose up of orange flowers of Lantana camara in a small park in West Bay, in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, December 20, 2014
LinkPurple flowers of Lantana camara taken from Onanza area near West Bay. Doha, Qatar, January 5, 2015
LinkLantana camara on sidewalk in Onaiza area near West Bay. Doha, Qatar, May 7, 2015

2. Stachytarpheta jamaicensis (L.) Vahl

(Abena jamaicensis, Stachytarpheta bogoriensis, Stachytarpheta indica, Stachytarpheta pilosiuscula, Valerianoides jamaicense, Valerianoides jamaicensis, Verbena americana, Verbena jamaicensis, Verbena pilosiuscula, Vermicularia decurrens, Zappania jamaicensis)

Common names: blue porterweed, blue snake weed, bastard vervain

Extract from Wikipedia article: 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.

LinkBlue porterweed (Stachytarpheta jamaicensis, Stachytarpheta indica) in Dahl Al Hamam Park at Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2016

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