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Verbena brasiliensis

Basic information
Scientific name Verbena brasiliensis

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Common names Brazil vervain
Higher taxon Verbenaceae, Lamiales, Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range South America.
Habitat Port area, riverside, urban area, vacancy, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Southern Tohoku and Kanto District to western Japan Range in Japan
Date Recorded since around 1957, in Fukuoka and Kanagawa Prefs.
Impact Competition with native species.
Affected organism: Riverside vegetation.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries
Reference Notes
  • Eguchi et al. (2005) Reproduction and ecological impact of the alien plant Verbena brasiliensis Vell. on a river floodplain. Jpn J Conserv Ecol. 10, 119-128 (in Jpn)
  • Osada (1976) Colored Illustrations of Naturalized Plants of Japan. Hoikusha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.