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Found in the field behind my apartment. Myrtle Beach, SC / USA

Verbena bonariensis (Purpletop vervain, Tall verbena, Clustertop vervain, or Pretty verbena) is a member of the verbena family cultivated as a flowering annual or herbaceous perennial plant. In USA horticulture, it is also known by the ambiguous names “purpletop” (also used for the grass Tridens flavus) and “South American vervain” (which can mean any of the numerous species in the genus Verbena occurring in that continent).

Verbena bonariensis is a tall and slender-stemmed perennial. It can grow to 6 ft (120 cm) tall and can spread to 3 ft (90 cm) wide. At maturity, it will develop a woody base. Fragrant lavender to rose-purple flowers are in tight clusters located on terminal and axillary stems, blooming from mid-summer until fall frost. The stem is square with very long internodes. Leaves are ovate to ovate-lanceolate with a toothed margin and grow up to 4 in (10 cm) long.

My name is Dawne Dunton, I’ll be honest and say I can’t really call myself an artist or a professional photographer. I’ve never taken a class, I’m purely an amateur that wants to be more. I take photos of just about everything that catches my eye, and I mean everything. Some of my photos may be odd to you, but I like the odd. I hope you enjoy what I see!!

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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Lovely delicate shot and great description

  • Thanks so much!!

    – ©Dawne M. Dunton

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 1 year ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – ©Dawne M. Dunton

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 1 year ago

    Congratulations!! Your image has placed in the TOP TEN of
    the “Your Very Best Wildflower” challenge!!

  • Wonderful, thank you so much!!

    – ©Dawne M. Dunton

  • Prettyinpinks
    Prettyinpinksover 1 year ago

    Congratulations! 10/03/13

  • Thank you again for the feature!

    – ©Dawne M. Dunton

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