green plant top heavy with spikes of white flowers

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Date Photo Taken: 09/24/2013
Location: Cumming, GA
Posted By: silverqueen


This plant volunteered. 10-12 inches tall. Looks sort of attractive but suspect it is a weed. Did a lot better than the petunias.


  1. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Looks like a porterweed (Stachytarpheta sp.), the white flowered form is a rare item…

    September 30th, 2013 at 7:16 am
  2. jake12121212 Flower Fanatic says:

    I have seen a wild plant here in Ohio that looks similar to your above picture (another similar one has blue or purple flowers. On a walk a many years ago our wildflower tour guide identified it as White Vervain or Verbena urticifolia (because of the nettle like leaves)
    I hesitate to second guess Stone since by his many posts he is very good and loves plants.

    August 7th, 2014 at 11:28 pm
  3. jake12121212 Flower Fanatic says:

    The link :

    August 7th, 2014 at 11:37 pm

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