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Genus

Stachytarpheta

porterweed

Three different porterweeds can be found in Florida, one native, one non-native invasive and a hybrid of the two.

Stachytarpheta jamaicensisStachytarpheta jamaicensis
Blue porterweed
plant in bloom
For an in depth look at the genus Stachytarpheta in Florida, see the Roger Hammer article "The So-called Porterweeds" from the Florida Native Plant Society Miami-Dade chapter newsletter The Tillandsia at the FNPS Pinellas Chapter website.

Species of the Stachytarpheta genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:

  Stachytarpheta cayennensis
Nettleleaf velvetberry
Stachytarpheta cayennensis

  Stachytarpheta jamaicensis
Blue porterweed
Stachytarpheta jamaicensis

  Stachytarpheta x intercedens
Porterweed
Stachytarpheta x intercedens

The genus Stachytarpheta is a member of the Verbenaceae - Verbena family.

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