Stachytarpheta jamaicensis Health effects and herbal facts
Stachytarpheta jamaicensis Is a species of plant in the Verbenaceae family. Native throughout the Caribbean, the species is commonly known as Blue porterweed or Jamaica vervain. It is pantropical, being found in the Indian Subcontinent, Southeastern Asia and West Tropical Africa, where it is known as Indian Snakeweed and Nettle-leaved vervain, formerly thought to be a separate species. It is usually found along country roadsides and it grows also well as a ruderal plant on disturbed terrain. It is an invasive species in some places. This plant can be also found on St. Croix, where it is locally known as "worryvine".
- NORTHERN AMERICA
- Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama , Florida
- Northern Mexico: Mexico - Tamaulipas
- Southern Mexico: Mexico - Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan
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