Verbena, Bracted - Verbena bracteata

(Carpet Verbena)

The Plant w/Flowers

The Flowers


"Creeping hairy stems grow to 18" long with hairy, lobed leaves. Tiny flowers grow in dense spikes at the end of the stems and have stiff, hairy bracts. As the flowers are replaced by nutlets the stem elongates." (Rocky Mountains Flora)


Ethnobotanical Uses

Medicine:

"Navajo, Ramah Ceremonial Medicine Plant used in ceremonial chant lotion. Dermatological Aid Poultice of plant applied to centipede bite. (Moerman 591)


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