Verbena urticifolia L.
Family: Verbenaceae
nettle-leaved vervain, white vervain
Verbena urticifolia image
Christopher Noll  
Etymology: Verbena: ancient Latin name of the common European vervain
Plants: erect, annual/perennial, 16"-40" tall forb, usually branched near the base; stems square
Leaves: opposite, widely lance-like to oval, stalked; 1- to 2-times toothed leaf drawing
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 1/8" wide or less; inflorescence very loosely-spreading, branched, slender spikes; blooms July-Oct.
Fruits: 4 separating nutlets
Habitat: disturbed sites, woods, thickets
Conservation Status: Native