Taxon: Verbena officinalis L.

Genus: Verbena
    Section: Verbena
Family: Verbenaceae
Nomen number: 41164
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:20. 1753
Name Verified on: 27-Mar-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Aug-2010
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC)
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Sudan
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
    • South Tropical Africa: Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: South Africa
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia
    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • China: China - Anhui, - Zhejiang, - Fujian, - Hunan, - Hubei, - Gansu, - Jiangxi, - Jiangsu, - Guangdong, - Guizhou, - Shanxi, - Shaanxi, - Sichuan, - Yunnan, - Guangxi, - Xinjiang, - Xizang, - Hainan
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, - Kyushu, - Ryukyu Islands, - Shikoku; Korea; Taiwan
    • Middle Asia: Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Cyprus; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal; Pakistan
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Malaysia
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Europe

    • East Europe: Belarus; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czechoslovakia; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Ireland; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy; Romania
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain
  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Oklahoma
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New Jersey, - New York, - Pennsylvania
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Sinaloa, - Sonora, - Tamaulipas
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Oregon, - Washington
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Delaware, - Florida, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Louisiana, - Maryland, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Veracruz
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Cuba; Dominican Republic; Haiti

  • Naturalized:

    • :
  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores


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