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Sonoran Desert Plants
Verbena xylopoda (Hillside Vervain, Arizona vervain)

Ajo Peak at Night


 Verbena xylopoda

 Verbena xylopoda

 Verbena xylopoda

 Verbena xylopoda

 Verbena xylopoda

Habitat: washes, hillsides, canyons, mountains
Life Form: forb,biennial
Leaf Description: opposite,pinnatifid,lanceolate
Flower Color: lavender to violet to purple
Flowering Period: March to Oct.
Spines: spineless
Family: Verbenaceae (verbena family)
Abundance: uncommon
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 50 (7.5 MB pdf)

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






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