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ver·be·na

 (vər-bē′nə)
n.
1. Any of various plants of the genus Verbena, chiefly of the Americas, that have opposite leaves and flowers with five-lobed corollas and are used medicinally or cultivated for their showy spikes of variously colored flowers. Also called vervain.
2. Any of several similar plants, such as the lemon verbena.

[Latin verbēna, sacred foliage; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

verbena

(vɜːˈbiːnə)
n
1. (Plants) any plant of the verbenaceous genus Verbena, chiefly of tropical and temperate America, having red, white, or purple fragrant flowers: much cultivated as garden plants. See also vervain
2. (Plants) any of various similar or related plants, esp the lemon verbena
[C16: via Medieval Latin, from Latin: sacred bough used by the priest in religious acts, vervain]

ver•be•na

(vərˈbi nə)

n., pl. -nas.
any plant of the genus Verbena, esp. any of several hybrid species cultivated for their showy flower clusters; vervain.
[1560–70; < Medieval Latin verbēna, Latin: leafy twig; see vervain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.verbena - any of numerous tropical or subtropical American plants of the genus Verbena grown for their showy spikes of variously colored flowersverbena - any of numerous tropical or subtropical American plants of the genus Verbena grown for their showy spikes of variously colored flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Verbena - type genus of the Verbenaceae; genus of herbaceous perennials and subshrubs
Translations
verbéna
werbena

verbena

[vɜːˈbiːnə] Nverbena f

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Plant some mauve Verbena bonariensis which will drift through and provide vertical height to create a delightful early autumn border.
Plant some mauve Verbena bonariensis, which will drift through and provide vertical height to create a delightful early autumn border.
Alstroemeria, top, violet Verbena Bonariensis, below, and black eyed Susans
Creme de Cassis grows 3 feet tall and is an ideal companion for flowers such as echinacea, verbena bonariensis and garden phlox.
This species is another South American vervain that, according to Verloove (2011), has been possibly confused with Verbena bonariensis in southern Europe where the latter is claimed as a naturalised alien.
Verbena rigida, from Brazil and Argentina, was introduced into European gardens around 1820 and is useful where the height of its taller relative, Verbena bonariensis, already well known here, grows too tall to use as a front of the border plant.