Blue Porterweed, Joee

Stachytarpheta jamaicensis

Tropical Buckeye Butterfly larva feeds on the leaves.  Very showy purple flowers with a mat forming growth.

Type: Low Shrub, Wildflower

Family: Verbenaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico and Central America; now present further north in peninsular Florida, but probably naturalized there.

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