SP2965 : Verbena bonariensis and a visiting bee, Emscote Gardens, Warwick

taken 1 year ago, near to Warwick, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Verbena bonariensis and a visiting bee, Emscote Gardens, Warwick
Verbena bonariensis and a visiting bee, Emscote Gardens, Warwick
Verbena bonariensis, a type of vervain, has become a popular garden plant in recent years. It is a native of tropical South America (the species name refers to Buenos Aires) where it is a tall perennial. Here it is grown as an annual for beds and borders but it seeds itself readily into gravel, light soils and cracks in paving, as here, where it develops a woody base from which new shoots appear in spring. It has a long flowering season, attracting bees, butterflies and other insects. In many countries where it has been introduced it is now considered a weed and even an invasive species. Will it naturalise in warmer parts of Britain? One to watch.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 21 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Suburb, Urban fringe  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Place (from Tags)
Warwick 
Plant (from Tags)
Verbena Bonariensis 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 295 652 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:17.0762N 1:34.1208W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 295 652
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Postcode Area CV34  Residential Area  Vervain  Bee 

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