Specimen in California Native Plant Garden on Foothill Campus
This is the puriri tree, supposedly Vitex lucens, but this name is not recognized.
Found growing in sandy soil with some medium limestone fragments on open brush flats and mixed herbaceous areas.
Lamiales is an order in the asterid group of dicotyledonous flowering plants. It includes approximately 24,000species divided into about 20 families. Well-known or economically important members of this order include lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, the ash tree, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, and a number of table herbs such as mint, basil, and rosemary.