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Pentas, lantana, verbena, zinnia, salvias, Mexican butterfly weed and buddleia are excellent flowering plants to attract butterflies to your garden this summer.
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Origin and Etymology of verbena
borrowed from New Latin Verbena, a plant genus, going back to Medieval Latin verbēna “the plant Verbena officinalis,” going back to Latin, “leafy branch used ceremonially or medicinally” — more at vervain
First Known Use: 1562
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