Garden Closed

The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is temporarily closed to the public to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 coronavirus.

Whenever possible, the USBG will reschedule public programs and events originally scheduled during the closure period. Please monitor the USBG website for updates to operating status. Many resources can still be accessed online, including educational worksheets and manuals, fact sheets and more, and some of our programs will also be made available online. Find online resources at www.USBG.gov/AtHome

Tampa mock vervain

Glandularia tampensis
Plant Botanical Name: 
Glandularia tampensis
Plant Threat Level: 
Endangered

Glandularia tampensis, endemic only to coastal areas of southern Florida, is endangered because of loss of habitat to development and agriculture. Very few populations remain intact in nature, and efforts are being made to protect habitat and to preserve germplasm from these remaining populations. To slow demand for wild-collected plants, some nurseries are propagating Glandularia tampensis. Although not common, it is becoming popular among native plant collectors and enthusiasts of butterfly gardens.