Common name; Moss verbena, Cutleaf verbena, American Mock Vervain, Verbena
Verbena tenuisecta, a South American native, is considered an annual in our area. The name Verbena comes from the Latin word for the plant (or similar herb). Tenuisecta refers to the lacy leaves and comes from the Latin words 'tenu' meaning 'thin, slender' and 'sect meaning 'cut'. A modern synonym is Glandularia pulchella whose common name is 'sweet troncoso".