verbena-family

verbena family

noun
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.
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verbena family

noun
family of New World tropical and subtropical herbs and shrubs and trees [syn: Verbenaceae
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