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Sweet verbena


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sweet verbena a shrubby verbenaceous plant (Lippia citriodora), with narrow leaves which exhale a pleasant, lemonlike fragrance when crushed.
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In literature:

Then came larkspur, peonies, stocks, and sweet-williams, verbenas and mignonette, with borders of lobelia and heliotrope.
"The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land" by Ralph Connor
The young, tender leaves scent almost as sweetly as the verbena in the greenhouse.
"A Cotswold Village" by J. Arthur Gibbs
She had white verbenas, sweet alyssum, candytuft, daisies and gillyflowers.
"Dew Drops, Vol. 37, No. 15, April 12, 1914" by Various
Lionel went back again, plucking a white geranium blossom and a sprig of sweet verbena on his way.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
A rich, mellow, and very sweet soil is needed by the Verbena.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
Then we must have plenty of space for a variety of annuals, such as sweet peas, cosmos, pansies, verbenas, etc.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
One year where geraniums might have been I had blue-violet verbenas, sweet-scented and just as easy to grow.
"The New Gulliver and Other Stories" by Barry Pain
First he flew to a beautiful garden, full of roses and verbena and everything sweet.
"Fairies I Have Met" by Maud Margaret Key Stawell

In poetry:

And these bright flowers I love so well,
Verbena, rose and sweet bluebell,
Must droop and die away.
Those thick green leaves with all their shade
And rustling music, they must fade
And every one decay.
"Lines Written at Thorp Green" by Anne Bronte