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verbena family

the plant family Verbenaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants, shrubs, and trees having opposite or whorled leaves, clusters of irregular, sometimes fragrant flowers, and fleshy or dry fruit, and including the beautyberry, lantana, teak, verbena, and vervain.
Also called vervain family. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Nesogenes, belonging to the verbena family, has one species in Rodriguez and one in Polynesia.

    Island Life Alfred Russel Wallace

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