Delaware Wildflowers • Scientific names

Vitex rotundifolia L. f.
Beach Vitex
(Roundleaf Chastetree)
Verbenaceae — Vervain family
Introduced
Vitex rotundifolia
Vitex rotundifolia
Vitex rotundifolia
The plant was about 15' (5m) across.

Vitex rotundifolia
A cultivated plant.
Rehoboth Beach
September 2019


Beach vitex is native to the Pacific rim and is invasive in Virginia and other states. It's been found in Maryland and Delaware and has the potential to become invasive here too.

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