Verbena × hybrida ’Tapien Purple‘
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Lamiales||Aromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary|
|Family||Verbenaceae||Verbena (vervain) family, about 3,000 species|
|Genus||Verbena||From the word meaning “vervain”|
|Species||hybrida||A hybrid (natural in this case)|
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Verbena × hybrida description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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5/25/2009 · Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, AZ
≈ 4 × 2½' (1.2 × 0.8 m) ID is uncertain