Verbena supina L.




VERBENACEAE J.St.-Hil.
Lamiales Bromhead
Asteranae Takht.
Magnoliidae Novák ex Takht.

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Fonte / Source:
Portale della Flora d'Italia / Portal to the Flora of Italy
http://dryades.units.it/floritaly



This annual plant with a strictly Mediterranean distribution is present in Sardinia, Puglia, Basilicata and Sicily (since a long time no longer observed in Campania and Calabria). It grows on moist uncultivated ground and along the margins of ephemeral pools, from sea level to about 500 m. It is a characteristic species of Mediterranean temporary ponds, but in those of Sardinia it is sporadic. The genus name, of uncertain etymology, was the Roman name for 'altar-plants', i.e. those used in religious ceremonies; the species name refers to the prostrate stems. Flowering period: May to September.



Italian name(s): Verbena minore (Italia), Verbena supina (Italia)





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Sardegna, Italia,



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