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Sonoran Desert Plants
Verbena bracteata (Prostrate Vervain, Big-bract Verbena)



Habitat: roadsides, disturbed areas
Life Form: forb,perennial
Leaf Description: opposite simple
Flower Color: magenta or pink
Flowering Period: May to Sept.
Spines: spineless
Family: Verbenaceae (verbena family)
Abundance: common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A Flora of Southwestern Arizona. Part 20. Eudicots: Solanaceae to Zygophyllaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-52: 1-66. Published 4 August 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 48 (7.5 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Verbena bracteata (opens in a new tab).






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