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Blue snakeweed, bastard vervain, blue porterweed, Brazilian tea, Jamaica vervain, light blue snakeweed,

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Main Photo of The Weed
Vernacular name Devil's coach whip.
Scientific name Stachytarpheta indica (L.) Vahl, Valerianioides jamaicensis (L.)
Family Verbenaceae
Season Kharif
Description
Plant Annual (and sometimes perennial) herbaceous plant that grows 60
Leaves Opposite, lateral nerves 6 pairs, deeply-serrated, dark green leaves. Photo Gallery
Flower Sessile, blue or pink flowers, pollinated by butterflies. 31
Fruit/ seed A spear shaped, seeds contained within black fruit, which is 4 mm long and 1.5 mm wide, small reddish-purple to deep blue flowers that grow along tall bracts that are favored by butterflies.
Habitat and distribution Rapidly invades disturbed areas
Flowering and fruiting July - December
Associated with Wasteland flora
Habit Annual (and sometimes perennial) herbaceous plant that grows 60–120 cm tall
Inflorescence Sessile, blue or pink flowers, pollinated by butterflies

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