Flowers of the Vervain family have a long corolla tube that extends out into 4 or 5 lobes, in our area generally 5 lobes. The flowers are small (!/6 to 1/3 inches or 1 cm wide), generally lavender, and come in spikes or small clusters. They grow on a stem that is about 2 feet or 65 cm tall. There are 4 stamens, two of which are smaller. The leaves are opposite and toothed. There are about 16 species in our area.
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