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Purple-top - introduced (*Verbena bonariensis)

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Family: Verbenaceae (Verbena family).

Native of South America.

Occurrence: Occasional weed along rivers, roadways and railway lines.


The height, and the bright flowers make this a conspicuous weed.

Photo 1: Purple Top. Bruce Street.
2: Specimen from the Loddon River, Baringhup.
3, 4: Purple-top in a weedy section of Bruce St. Castlemaine.