Delaware Wildflowers • Families • Lamiaceae

Vitex rotundifolia L. f.
Beach Vitex
(Roundleaf Chastetree)
Lamiaceae — Mint 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 has the potential to become invasive in Delaware. The plant shown in the first three photos probably grew from seed from a nearby cultivated plant.

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Photos copyright David G. Smith

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