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

Coffee Pot Mountain


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 (opens in a new tab).






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